Car Hire options for Châtel

Car hire, especially in the summer months, can give you the freedom to move around the resort and the Portes Du Soleil at your own free will.

Hiring a car presents two options; the first is choice of hire country; the second is choice of route to Châtel.

Hire country

Geneva (GVA) International Airport actually has two points of exit. One into Switzerland and one into France. It is possible to hire a car from either of these countries and each are presented with their own pros and cons.

Hiring a car on the French side tends to be a little bit cheaper but the cars don't tend to come with Swiss motorway tax which you should purchase if you intend to drive on them. It also takes a bit of careful navigation to return your car to the French side of the airport and ample time should be left to do this on your return. In turn hiring your car in Switzerland is more expensive, but the vehicle may have Swiss motorway tax already applied to it and the car will be easier to return at the end of your stay.

We have provided links to the main agents who operate on both sides of the airport below.

Europecar.comBudgetAvisHertzHoliday Autos

Route options to reach the chalet from Geneva

There are two options for reaching Châtel from the airport. Both take roughly the same amount of time and are presented equally with their own pros and cons.

Click the link below and take a look at Suggested routes 1 and 2. Route 1 (pictured) takes you South of Lac Leman through Geneva city centre and crossing the border almost at the city limits. The picturesque route eventually winding its way up through the mountains to Châtel. Route 2 takes you north of Lac Leman along the motorway which is faster in terms of driving speed but is actually over 50km further, eventually ascending the switchbacks of the Pas De Morgins and crossing the border at Morgins.

Suggested routes (opens in a new window).

If you need any further help please don't hesitate to contact us.


We have put together some useful documents to assist your journey. Please download and browse:

Airport-Tadorne Route 1

Area Schematic Map

Châtel Village Map

Our downloads are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view.

Chalet Le Tadorne

313 Chemin des Mouilles
74390 Châtel

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