unireso: train, tram, bus, boat
The airport is located at nearly 4 km from Geneva city centre. It is easily reachable by train or by bus using the united network of public transport unireso. Only one single ticket is required to travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the area France-Vaud-Geneva.
It takes only 6 minutes from/to Geneva city centre by train (every 12 minutes at rush hours). The airport railway station has direct access to the airport Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station (city centre).
The following urban buses stop every 8-15 minutes at rush hours at the airport (bus stops at the Check-in level, in front of or beside the train station).
Tourist information can be obtained at the information counter in the Arrivals hall of the airport, on leaving customs control. Tickets can be purchased from the machines located at bus stops (CHF or Euro change required) and at the Swiss railway station.
Travel free on public transport during your stay in Geneva
You can pick up a free ticket for public transport from the machine in the baggage collection area at the Arrival level. This unireso ticket, offered by Genève Aéroport, allows you to use public transport in Geneva free for a period of 80 minutes.
When you stay in a hotel, a youth hostel or a campsite in the canton, you will receive a "Geneva Transport Card" free of charge. With this card, public transport in Geneva is free for the full duration of your stay.
This personal and non-transferable card will be given to you when you arrive at your accommodation. It permits unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises) for the full duration of your stay.
Get more information from Genève Tourisme or the establishment concerned.
Free shuttle buses to Swiss hotels
Free shuttle buses outside the Arrival level for the following hotels:
Catch a car
A flight early in the morning and/or late in the evening especially outside the offer of public transport?
Do you travel with bulky baggage?
Are you many to travel?
To get to or leave Genève Aéroport (urban area of Geneva, Carouge, Lancy, Vernier and Chêne-Bougeries) the Catch a car offer may be of interest for you: www.catch-a-car.ch.
If you are coming from the surrounding area to the airport, the Swiss network of the Mobility company offers many different car rental packages tailored to your individual needs, with the possibility to return the vehicle at Genève Aéroport: www.mobility.ch.
Taxis in Geneva
Taxis in Geneva can be ordered by phone, hailed in the street or found at about 60 authorised taxi ranks in town, airport and main station.
Fares between airport and city range from about CHF 35.00 to CHF 45.00 and depend on traffic conditions, time of day and number of passengers.
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