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Car hire Geneva

EasyTerra Car Hire Geneva is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Geneva

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Geneva.
  • For example: Citroen C1
    Mini class
    For example: Citroen C1
  • Popular category
    For example: Citroen C3
    Economy class
    For example: Citroen C3
  • For example: Citroen C3 Aircross
    Compact class
    For example: Citroen C3 Aircross
  • For example: Renault Scenic
    Intermediate class
    For example: Renault Scenic
  • For example: Opel Insignia
    Standard class
    For example: Opel Insignia
  • For example: Renault Grand Scenic
    Full-size class
    For example: Renault Grand Scenic
  • For example: Volvo V90
    Luxury class
    For example: Volvo V90
  • For example: Peugeot 308 Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Peugeot 308 Estate

Car rental companies in Geneva

Below are the car rental companies in Geneva with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Unirent Car Rental
    8.2 (259)
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  • Alamo
    8 (7302)
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  • National Car Rental
    7.9 (361)
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  • Flizzr
    7.9 (236)
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  • Enterprise
    7.9 (1578)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.8 (3558)
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  • Europcar
    7.8 (6485)
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  • Budget
    7.6 (8323)
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  • Thrifty
    7.4 (4395)
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  • Avis
    7.4 (4811)
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  • Sixt
    7.3 (2396)
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  • Hertz
    7.3 (5589)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.3 (2720)
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Car rental companies in and around Geneva

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Geneva

EasyTerra Car Hire Geneva compares prices of car hire companies at the following locations:

Rue de Lausanne 37
Rue de Lausanne 44
Rue des Pâquis 51

Location information for Geneva

Introduction

After Zürich, Geneva is the largest city of Switzerland. Geneva is very well-known internationally, which is not surprising in light of the many international organizations, research centers and companies, including international banks, that are located in the city. Geneva is not only associated with the city, but also with the lake that bears its name. Geneva is a classy city where you can enjoy a fine dinner and buy the finest clothes, jewels and watches. Geneva has had a turbulent history and part of it has to do with the fact that it is the birth place of Calvinism. Even today, Geneva is very liberal.

Population

After Zürich, Geneva is the largest city of Switzerland. The city has about 185,000 inhabitants. It is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Nevertheless, only 75% of its people have French as their mother tongue. This has to do with the fact that Geneva attracts many foreigners. In 2001, 43% of the people of Geneva were of foreign origin. This is primarily due to the many international companies and organizations that are located in the city

Location

Geneva is located in the south-west of Switzerland. This liberal city is also situated at the southern-most tip of Lake Geneva. Ten kilometers to the south and to east is France. About five kilometers to the west also lies France. Some of Geneva's suburbs are even located in France. The well-known Rhône river flows through the city. The Rhône originates in the Alps and "flows through" Lake Geneva and through the city itself. After that, the river meanders through France, where it ends up into the Golfe du Lion.

Economy

The Genevan economy is largely dependent on the international organizations it houses. Some examples of these organizations are: the United Nations, the Red Cross and the World Health Organization. Companies also have a major economic influence on the city. Especially the banking community is very important. Many world-famous Swiss banks are located in Geneva. These banks are specialized in the area of "private banking". Multinational companies like Procter & Gamble and Serono, whose European headquarters are located in the city, are also important to the economy. In addition, Geneva houses a number of important education and research institutes, for example the research institute CERN, the Université de Genève, the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales and the Ecole de traduction et d'interpretation. Geneva is also known for and economically dependent on its famous and expensive watches. Tourism plays only a minor part in Geneva's economy.

Airports

Geneva has an international airport called Genève-Cointrin. This airport is situated at about five kilometers from the city. It is one of the most modern airports in the world, like many other things in Geneva. Flights to and from Swiss, European, Russian and American cities and the Middle East are processed via Geneva's international airport.

Public Transport

In case you have no rental car at your disposal for a few days, the following tips regarding public transport may come in handy.

To get from Genève-Cointrin airport to the center of the city, the bus is the easiest and cheapest solution. Bus number 10 is the right one. The journey downtown will only take 20 minutes. There is also a train station at the airport, all departing and arriving trains pass through Geneva. So it is possible to take the train to Geneva. Gare de Cornavin is the city's main station, located centrally. This station also receives high-speed trains, for instance from Paris and Grenoble. Gare Routière is the most important bus station in the city, from where you can travel to many domestic and foreign cities. The most romantic way to arrive in Geneva is by boat.

Public transport in Geneva itself consists of trams, buses and boats. They are all fast, efficient, clean, safe and affordable, and they will take you "anywhere". The entire city, including the airport, falls under transport zone number 10. That means that tickets are valid for all types of public transport within this zone. Before using any form of public transport, you need to buy a ticket. You can do so at machines that are placed at every stop. You can buy a three-stop ticket, an hourly ticket or a daily ticket. At transport offices at the stations you can also buy other discount tickets. All buses that drive within the city are marked with a number. The buses that drive to Geneva's suburbs, but in France and in Switzerland, are marked with letters.

Traffic and Parking

Geneva is a funny town to enter, because there is only one Swiss and a number of French motorways entering the city. Driving in the city itself is a hectic affair, it is a busy place, although with some nerve and experience it is certainly doable. Parking in the city center is tricky. Parking in the street is only allowed for a limited number of hours, sometimes even for only one hour. The following parking facilities are recommended: parking garage Place Cornavin and underneath the south-side of Pont de Mont-Blanc. It is possible to make a reservation at both these facilities.

Hotels

For a city with a jet-set reputation like Geneva, it has a good selection in budget and mid-range hotels. In addition, there are many luxurious hotels. These are used primarily by business people, diplomats, etc. It is essential to make reservations in advance, no matter which price range the hotel is in. This is necessary because it only takes a few conferences to turn hotel rooms into a rare commodity.

External Sources

For more information about Geneva, we recommend Google, and the following external sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Swiss franc, Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Language
    German, French, Italian
  • Popular car category
    compact
  • Popular rental companies
    Unirent Car Rental

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
  • Unirent Car Rental
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Flizzr
  • Enterprise
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Thrifty
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar
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