Geneva International Airport
Geneva ’s airport is one of the top rated airports in Europe and is located just 5 km from the city center. Every one minute one plane leaves or lands at the airport.
GVA Address: 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland (map)
Transport from GVA Airport to Geneva City
FREE TICET: On arrival to Geneva by the plane, at the airport you can claim a free Unireso ticket for 80 minutes for public transport in Zone 10 - Tout Geneve (central Geneva area, including Airport and most hotels). The ticket machine for free tckets is located at the baggage reclaim hall. You will need to provide a valid plane ticket in case of beeing controlled by the ticket inspection.
Regular Ticket: You can use single UNIRESO Zone 10 ticket to get to/from the Airport. Ticket costs CHF 3.50, as Geneva Airport belongs to Zone 10.
Unireso is united network of public tranport and thus you can use the ticket for bus, train, tram or boat (see bellow).
Train Schedule: Train departures every 12 to 20 minutes from the Geneva Airport to Gare Cornavin Railway Station and back. One way takes 6 minutes.
First train from Geneva to GVA Airport goes at 4:43 am and last one at 0:07.
First train from GVA Airport to Geneva goes at 5:07 and last train goes at 0:51.
See the train timetable for trains deparure and arrival times to and from Geneva Airport - Geneva Gare Cornavin.
Bus: City buses connecting Airport to Geneva stop every 9 to 15 minutes at the Geneva Airport, close to the Check-in. Buses 5 and 10 will transport you to Gare Routiere bus station or Bel-Air in 12 - 18 minutes.
Bus # 5: Aéroport - Gare Cornavin - Bel-Air - Museum - Thônex-Vallard
Bus # 10: Aéroport - Gare Cornavin - Bel-Air - Place des Eaux-Vives - Rive
Bus # 23: Aéroport - Lignon - Grand-Lancy - ZIPLO
Bus # 28: Parfumerie - Vernier - Aéroport - Grand-Saconnex - Nations - Jardin-Botanique
Taxis: Available at taxi stand. Maximum 4 passengers. Average SFr. 25-35 per trip. 15-30 minute duration.
Don't forget to claim your free Geneva Transport Card if staying at hotel, youth hostel or camping place for the whole period of your stay. You can use your Geneva Transport Card to travel to Geneva Airport at a day of your fly-out. See flyer.
Free Hotel Shuttles:
Several Swiss hotels offers free shuttle from Geneva Aiport to the hotel and back:
- Crowne Plaza
- Express by Holiday Inn
- Mövenpick Genève
- Nash Airport Hotel
- NH Geneva Airport Hotel
- Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center
Car Hire: Car rental facilities are located on the ground level just outside of baggage claim. Most rental carriers are represented including: Avis, Alamo, National, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Holiday Auto. Chain and ski rack rentals are available for visitors heading to the mountains.
See http://www.gva.ch/en/ for detailed information about Flights to Geneva.
You can buy food and grocieries in Migros supermarket on the Airport. Open daily, even on Sunday. Also make use of a tax free zone to buy prestigious watches, diamonds, liquors, swiss chocolates and much more for lower prices.
Hotels near Geneva Airport
There are 21 both budget and luxurious hotels located within 1 kilometer from Geneva Airport.
- Most of the hotels are cheaper, as they are not in the center.
- Geneva Airport is at the border with France. There are 12 hotels located near the Airport at French side, which are usually much cheaper then Swiss hotels.
- You stay close to the airport which might save you time in case you are staying just for couple days
- Palace of Nations is only 3 km or 11 minute by bus #5 or #28 from the Airport
- Search for your hotel bellow: