Car hire is available on both the Swiss side and the French side of Geneva airport. There are seven desks on the Switzerland side which can be found in the arrivals hall and five on the France side. It may work out more expensive to pick up a car on one side of the airport and drop it off at the other so keep this in mind when searching for a quote.
The official name of the airport is Geneva Cointrin. It is quite unique in the fact that it is split between two countries.
The airport can be found five kilometres from Geneva City. There are local bus services available as well as train services. Taxis can be hired from the airport with the average fare costing around CHF 45.00. Special buses to various ski resorts are also available.
Irish travelers can grab a direct flight with Aer Lingus from Dublin Airport. They also offer seasonal flights from Cork which run from the 1st of December to the end of March.
EasyJet offer an abundance of flights from the UK so wherever you live in the United Kingdom, you should be able to find flights from a reasonably close by airport. Bmibaby, Jet2.com and Viking Airlines also offer flights from the UK to Geneva.
French or Swiss Side?
It generally works out cheaper to hire a car from the French side of Geneva Airport. A vignette is required when renting from the Swiss side. This costs about twenty five euro and is a requirement when driving on Swiss motorways. Even without out this extra expense you are still likely to get a cheaper deal on the French side.
Geneva is certainly one of the hot spots during ski season and with over one hundred ski resorts within driving distance, it’s easy to see why.
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