Geneva Airport (GVA)
Location: The airport is situated three miles (5km) north of
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and
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 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.
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
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
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: None.