Geneva International Airport, Switzerland
Geneva airport is located 5km (3 miles) north of Geneva and has just one terminal to serve both national,european and internatioanl destinations. Geneva airport has flights from London, Paris, and
Geneva is ideally suited for many different visitors to Switzerland. A rental car from Geneva airport is almost a necessity to see the beautiful countryside around Geneva. As well as many ski resorts a car rented from Geneva will help summer visitors enjoy the delights of an Alpine holiday. Switzerland is also an important business centre as it is pretty much in the centre of Europe. Business people can hire a car from Geneva to travel to other cities such as Zurich and destinations in France, Italy rental depots and Germany.
During the winter months Geneva is full of skiers making to the slopes and the many resorts in Switzerland and France. A lot of tourists make their own holiday arrangements in self catering appartments. Cheap flights have made thes types of holidays more appealing and of course a hire car from the airport will be required to get to the slopes.
Geneva Airport is unique as it is in two countries, France and Switzerland. The sector on French land enables travellers without a Swiss visa to take domestic French flights into the Geneva Airport French sector as well as taking road, bus or train connections on to nearby French towns and ski resorts without passing through Swiss territory.
The main Swiss sector of Geneva airport is accessible from the N1 airport motorway but as with amny motorways in Europe youewill have to pay the vignette motorway tax. To find France take the A40 autoroute (motorway) off the N1 Geneva airport motorway. In order to avoid Swiss territory entirely, drive direct to the French sector via Ferney-Voltaire, near Collonges on the D-984; at Ferney-Voltaire follow the signs for Geneva and, just before Swiss customs, take the road on the right to the Geneva Airport French sector. If you are coing from Geneva Airport to France then follow the reverse instructions.
Geneva Airport has short- and long-term parking facilities with direct access to the airport as well as off airport arking and a dedicated car park for the French sector. Car hire companies including Alamo, Budget, Avis, Europcar and Hertz are present in the main terminal at Geneva Airport with cars situated in the car parks, so no need for delays with airport transfers.
Other car hire locations in Switzerland include; Geneva Airport and Geneva downtown hire drive. Basel Mulhouse Airport, Berne, Lausanne and Lucerne rental depots. Lugano Airport, St Moritz, Mulhouse Airport, Zurich and Zurich Airport fly drive cars. Contact the Swiss Tourist board for hotel accommodation detail and up to date travel information.