Geneva Airport, also known as Cointrin Airport is the gateway to Switzerland and the beautiful city of Geneva. Situated on Lake Geneva with its famous water jet, this glamorous and chic city has much to offer the traveller. With your car hire from Geneva Airport the city is just a 10 minute drive away.
Geneva Airport has 2 terminals, although T1 is the main terminal building, T2 is mostly only used for winter charter flights, when the skiing season is at its busiest. There are banks and ATMs in the terminal as well as facilities for currency exchange. The free Wi-Fi service is useful for surfing the net whilst you wait for your flight. There are plenty of options for eating, if you wish to eat with cafes and restaurants offering everything from local specialities to Asian cuisine and sandwiches and fast food. VIP lounges are available for business class and first class passengers or for a fee. There are over 80 shops and outlets at Geneva Airport, where you can shop for watches, flowers and toys or the latest designer goods. Duty free shopping is also available.
Geneva is mostly known for its beautiful setting beside Lake Geneva and the Alps and the iconic Jet d’Eau. Exploring the old town is a must and you can take the stairway passage up to St Peter’s Cathedral and City Hall. Look out for Place Nueve and the Grand Theatre and see the Tour de L’lle castle remains that date from the 13th century. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Geneva during the day or an sunset and afterwards stroll through the English Gardens and see the famous flower clock. Look out for the unusual Gaudi-esque buildings at Quartier des Grottes and also see the Palais des Nations. There are plenty of museums and art galleries to visit too including the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire and the and the Musee d’Histoire Naturelle. Parc de Bastions offers green parkland with statues and giant chessboards for something a little different and for panoramic views of the city head for Parc le Grange. Get out of the city with your car hire in Geneva and head for the pretty high alpine village of Saleve, which has excellent views of Mont Blanc and a cable car service. Also in range are the majestic Alps and famous ski resorts such as Courchevel and Chamonix.