Car hire in Geneva
Avis rentals in Geneva, Switzerland
Relax and enjoy your Geneva car hire with Avis, and benefit from the peace of mind that comes with over 60 years’ car hire experience and a commitment to the highest levels of service.
Plan your trip to GenevaA trip to Geneva offers a range of sightseeing options as well as world-class ski resorts. With the Alps as a backdrop, Lake Geneva on its doorstep and dramatic views of Mont Blanc this sleek city certainly packs a punch. Pick up your hire car from a choice of Avis rental stations and explore the city and beyond.
Sleek, suave and cosmopolitan this elegant city radiates charm. Situated next to Europe’s biggest Alpine lake and offering an array of cultural and active pursuits it’s worth planning an itinerary.
The Old Town is a good place to start. With the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre at its heart and the pedestrianised Place du Bourg-de-Four to explore it’s a great place to shop, eat, and people-watch.
Museums are plentiful and the International Museum of the Reformation is a popular choice. Within the walls of this 18th-century mansion are rare books, manuscripts, paintings and audio-visual exhibits bringing to life the story of the Reformation.
The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum showcasing work by cutting-edge new artists is certainly worth a look. With a collection of around 4,000 items this internationally renowned contemporary art space features a diverse selection of national and international art works.
Other landmarks include the iconic Jet d’Eeu, a lakeside fountain which comprises a 140-metre structure that shoots water up into the air at around 200km per hour creating a dramatic water plume.
As evening approaches there are numerous options for visitors. Geneva offers a good live music scene from alternative to jazz and soul. Food-wise there is a vast selection of national and international cuisine on offer but sampling the traditional cheese fondue is a must.
Road trips from GenevaSwitzerland is a beautiful country offering the perfect mix of Alpine tradition and urban chic. Collect your Avis hire car from a choice of Geneva locations to explore these nearby destinations.
Drive for just under an hour from Geneva on the A1 to visit Lausanne. This impressive city on the shores of Lake Geneva is brimming with charm and Gothic grandeur. Sitting at the heart of the Old Town is The Cathedral of Notre Dame, a striking church which took over a century to construct. The 19th-century Palais de Rumine is another must-see. Within its walls are five museums including the Zoological Museum which has a huge taxidermy collection featuring the largest stuffed great white shark in the world.
Foodies can drive for an hour and a half via the A1 to Gruyères: home of the famous cheese. The village boasts a medieval castle and breathtaking views of the Swiss countryside and Lake Geneva. There’s also the option of taking part in cheese tasting at La Maison du Gruyère. Those with more of a sweet tooth may wish to check out the Maison Cailler chocolate factory where visitors can learn about the production process and sample a few treats.
Numerous ski resorts in Switzerland and France can be easily accessed from Geneva. Saint-Cergue in the Swiss Jura is the closest and can be reached with a 40-minute drive on the A1. During winter months the resort offers various sports options including skiing, snowboarding and sledding while in the summer visitors can take part in hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and golf.
Exploring Geneva by hire car
Finding Avis in Geneva
If you travelled to Geneva via train you will find the Avis Rent-a-Car office in the Rue De Lausanne 44.
If you are arriving in Geneva by plane, you’ll find us in the arrivals halls in both terminal buildings, on the French and Swiss side of Geneva International Airport (also known as Cointrin Airport).