The main airport in Geneva, just 2.5 miles from the city, is Geneva Cointrin International Airport. It is one of the most important hubs in Europe and has connections with all major European cities and other international destinations. The airport is connected with the city centre by trains and buses. Train journeys take between 6 and 12 minutes depending on the time you travel and will leave you at Cornavin station in Geneva city centre. The bus 10 stops at the airport every 10-15 minutes and departs for Geneva city centre. Bus 28 is direct to the United Nations and leaves every 20 minutes.

Since January 2008, Geneva Cointrin International Airport has been offering a free public transport ticket, a Unireso ticket, which is available at the baggage collection area of the airport. Likewise, hotels, hostels and campsites offer the Geneva Transport Card which allows you free travel during your stay in the city.

Geneva airport is also connected with the city by night. Take the Taxibus, a collective taxi service which is the best way to travel if you have an early morning flight. Bookings must be made in advance by calling 0041 22 33 141 33.

Public Transport

Public transport in Geneva is run by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) and it includes an extensive and efficient network of buses, trams and trolleybuses which serve Geneva, most of the cantons of Switzerland and some destinations in France.

Driving in Geneva is not the best method of transport as parking is restricted. Taxis are sometimes a good option and can be found at the central train station or by phoning a taxi company.

Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle in the city and take in the fresh air. There are lots of places to hire bicycles or you can even borrow a bicycle from Genève Roul – in exchange for riding a bicycle with advertisements, you can hire it free of charge. 

Geneva Travel Guide

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