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You need to drive on the right-side of the road in Switzerland. Geneva is located on the border of Switzerland and Italy and drivers in both countries drive on the right-side as well. Be aware that in Switzerland, No honking is allowed after dark. Be sure to read the parking signs when parking your vehicle. Different rates and rules are valid during certain times during the day. Did you know you can collect your car from Geneva French side or Geneva Swiss side? The airport in fact has 2 exits! Read more here.
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It is a requirement in both France and Switzerland that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit which must be obtained before leaving Australia.
There are toll roads all throughput France. Take out a ticket when you enter the road and pay when you leave. You can pay by cash and credit card, but note that at some toll roads you can only use credit card. If the 'Péage' sign also says 'eb', only credit cards are accepted. In Switzerland, Vignettes are compulsory on all national class 1 and 2 roads.. You can buy them at post offices, petrol stations, garages, touring club offices and customs.
You can find details and compare all the great cars available for hire in Geneva by checking out our fleet guides. Please note that not all cars are available from all locations.
Some suppliers allow rental cars to be driven throughout Europe without restriction. Both international and domestic one way rentals are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.
Geneva is a unique and proud city. In the 16th century, it was a nation by itself, closed in by France, Italy and Switzerland. It became part of Switzerland in the 17th century, but for the locals, it still feels like a little independent nation. With the official language being French, you'll find yourself in a city with the beauty of Swiss and the French charm.
Visit the Red Cross Museum, which tells the story of the founding of the organisation, and the role it has played over the years. From here, drive your hire car a few blocks to the east, where you can visit Jardin Botanique, Geneva's main botanical garden. Established over 100 years ago, the gardens house plant varieties from around the world, and also include an animal enclosure which is great fun for the kids.
To experience the historical side of Geneva, drive your rental car a few blocks south of the river mouth, and visit Saint Peter's Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century. Beneath the cathedral lies an ancient archaeological site, complete with Roman ruins and mosaics, giving an insight into the early history of the city. Once you have seen the cathedral, leave your hire car parked, and explore the surrounding area on foot for some interesting sights. Known as Old Town, the cobble stone streets and classical architecture make the area appear like a scene from the past, definitely worth a visit.
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