How to Hire a Car in Morzine
There is a lot to do, see and explore in the surrounding areas around Morzine and so you might want to hire a car during your stay. Whether you fancy a drive to Lake Geneva, a chance to explore Chamonix and Mont Blanc or you just want the daily freedom to hop in the car with the family, having a car in Morzine can be very useful.
Flights into Geneva are frequent and so if you don't want to drive out to France with your own car, why not hire a car for your next family holiday? Once you have flown into Geneva there are plenty of places to hire a car but you need to consider where to hire your car.
Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, proceed to the designated car rental area. Most car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall. Present your reservation details and required documents (driver's license, passport, and credit card) to the rental agent. They will provide you with the necessary paperwork and guide you to the car pick-up location.
Hire a car on the French side of Geneva Airport or on the Swiss side?
Geneva airport is quite unique in that it has a French and a Swiss side.
Hiring a car on the Swiss side is more convenient in terms of getting to Morzine and quicker when you reach arrivals. However, it is worth noting that hiring from a Swiss company can be more expensive.
A Swiss hire car will have a Swiss Motorway Vignette which is a little sticker in the windscreen that means you can use the Swiss motorway to drive towards Morzine. When booking you will need to check with the Swiss Car Hire company that you can drive the car into France (some do not allow this) and also if you need the car for longer than a week, again check you are covered with the insurance for this.
You can hire a car on the French side when you arrive into Geneva which can be cheaper. This option also means that you should not have any issues taking the car to Morzine.
It is, however, much more challenging to navigate your way to Morzine if you decide to take this option as you need to go via the lake at Thonon. It is also worth bearing in mind that if you do want to use the Swiss motorway you will need to purchase the Swiss Vignette.
There are routes to Morzine that do not require you to drive on the Swiss motorway. If you decide to choose this option it may be worth bringing/hiring a Sat Nav.
You can hire a car from Geneva Airport to pick up on arrival and drive to the resort. A useful website would be Rental Cars. You can book these in advance, arrange a collection time then hop straight in the car at the airport and set off to Morzine.
Car hire alternatives
If you'd prefer to avoid the hassle of organising and finding a rental car at the airport, you can book a transfer to get you and your group to Morzine. You can book individual seats on a shared transfer, or book a private van which will be waiting for you at the airport. Therefore you can avoid the hassle of organising and finding a rental car at the airport. We recommend these local transfer companies.
Once in resort, you might want to explore a little further afield. A car can be useful as there are plenty of day trips within a 2 hour drive of Morzine.
Car Hire is now available in Morzine where you can hire a car by the day, week or even hire a car by the hour.
Car Rental in Morzine
Morzine Car Rental has been running for over a year and have vehicles ranging in size from a 4-seater Twingo to a 9-seater Renault Traffic. All the cars are fitted with all-weather tyres meaning they are suitable for all seasons and are maintained and cleaned between rentals by a local team to ensure they are in great condition.
The rental process is quick and easy and is facilitated by third-party platform Get Around or through the mobile app. Search for Morzine, put in the dates required and choose from the list of available vehicles. Note that all of the Morzine Car Rental vehicles will be listed with Ed Masters as the owner. After booking, the process is super simple, just upload your identity documents to be verified and your booking is accepted.
Some of the vehicles also benefit from Get Around Connect which lets you book and collect the car without having to arrange picking up the keys! Using the app you can book instantly, locate the car, and do a quick walkaround inspection of the car. The car will open and you'll find the keys inside so you can go straight away!
If you have any queries you can message through the platform or contact [email protected] or +33 769364688.
Buses and Taxis
While having use of a car in resort can be handy, you don't need to hire a car as there are plenty of buses (known as "navettes") around Morzine that you can use for free.
There are also some bus routes between nearby towns and villages that are great value at around €1.50 or free with the Multi Pass.
The Morzine-Avoriaz website has full details of the bus services in the Morzine valley including timetables and live tracking.
Taxis are also available but need to be pre-booked and are often quite expensive.
Alternatively, if you want to explore further afield without a car, Mountain Days Away, run scheduled day trips to Annecy, Thonon les Bains, Evians les Bains, Yvoire and Chamonix during the summer months.
If you are hiring a car for your holiday in Morzine, a number of our properties have private parking or garages, including e-charging points. Take a look at our current availability here.