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Geneva Travel Guide

Geneva Airports

Geneva Airport (GVA)


The airport is situated three miles (5km) north of Geneva.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).


Transfer City: 

Uniresco public buses leave for the city centre every few minutes from the departures and arrivals levels. Passengers can pick up a free ticket for public transport from the machine in the baggage collection area at the Arrival level, information is available at the Unireso information counter in the Arrivals hall. A free hotel shuttle transports passengers to major hotels. A Uniresco train leaves for Cornavin RR Station in the city centre every 10 minutes, from where connections can be

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. Travellers should ensure they hire their car on the French side of the border if they are going to France, and vice-versa. It is only about three miles (5km) into town.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis can be found outside of the arrival terminal and costs about Sfr35 to the city centre (a bit extra for luggage). The trip is three miles (5km) and commute times vary according to traffic. Taxis are metered and there are around 60 registered taxi ranks in Geneva.

Airport Facilities: 

Luggage lockers can be found in the Train Station Mall and on the arrivals level. A Skycom Airport Business Centre and Business Corner offer a range of business facilities. Other amenities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, bars and restaurants, tourist information, a hotel reservation desk, post office and shops, including duty-free. Facilities for disabled passengers are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Car Parking: 

Parking at Geneva Cointrin International Airport ranges from CHF 2-3 for short-term parking (P2 and P3) to CHF32 daily and CHF 170 weekly in covered long-term parking (P1, P20, P31, P32 and P33). P51 is the cheapest long-term option, charging CHF 2 for an hour, CHF 27 per day and CHF 93 per week. Eurocard, American Express or Visa cards can be used to pay for parking in parking lots.

Departure Tax: 

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