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About Geneva Airport

Geneva Airport, which is also known as Cointrin Airport, is an international airport offering service in Geneva, the second most crowded city of Switzerland. The airport, which is located 4 km away from the city center, is used by millions of passengers every year. Geneva Airport, which welcomed 15 million passengers in 2014, was built in 1967. Geneva Airport, which has grass and concrete runways, gained international status in 1973.

Getting to the City Center from Geneva Airport

Situated in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Geneva is a modern city that has the world's largest fountain and is, by its very nature, one of the most beautiful cities across Europe. In addition to being a center of amusement and culture, this beautiful city nesting with the Geneva River welcomes its visitors at the Geneva Airport.

Geneva is, in fact, a city where it is possible to travel even on foot thanks to the small size of the surface area. On the other hand, buses, trains, and trams serve as public transport services to every corner of the city. You can also go across the river by taking the advantage of river/lake boats. Gare Routiere, the central bus station of the city, and the nearby railway station Gare Cornavin are the main departure points of means of public transportation.

You can buy tickets at almost any station or from the machines near the newsagents in order to take advantage of public transportation. These machines accept only coins and they don't give the change back. Ticket prices may vary depending on your destination.

In addition, there are the offices of car rental companies you can easily find both at the airport and in the city center. Renting a car is a very useful option because no parking problem is experienced in the city. Besides, you can also rent a bike or get a taxi easily, as well as you can benefit from the shuttle services run by the hotels.

Geneva Airport provides easy transportation to the city center in addition to the high-quality services it offers. You can quickly and easily rent a car from the Car Rental offices inside the terminal building for fast transportation, as well as you can directly get to the city center and other parts of the city by bus, train and hotel shuttle services.

Those who want to take advantage of public transport can get the tickets, which provide free travel for 80 minutes, from the arriving passengers' luggage delivery hall. There is no extra charge for transfers within eighty minutes.

Bus

You can reach many parts of the city without a need to transfer by the buses passing through the bus stops near the airport. The bus number 5 departs from the airport, follows a route through Gare Routiere, Bel-Air and Museum and arrives at Thônex-Vallard Station; Bus 10 departing from the airport passes through Gare Routiere, Bel-Air and Place des Eaux-Vives stations and reaches the Rive Station; and the bus number 23 departs from the airport and arrives at the ZIPLO passing through Lignon and Grand-Lancy stations.

Bus 28 takes you from the airport to the Parfumerie from Vernier Station or from the airport to the Jardin-Botanique following a route through Grand-Saconnex and Nations stations. If you take the buses 5 and 10, you can get to Gare Cornavin Railway Station by getting off the bus at Gare Routiere, which is only 5-minute walk away.

Train

If you take the train from the station inside the Airport Shopping Mall, which is only 5-minute away from the airport by walking, you can arrive at Gare Cornavin Railway Station in about six minutes. Trains depart nearly every 10 or 12 minutes. Gare Cornavin Railway Station is the transportation hub of the city and it is possible to reach every part of the city from here.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Crowne Plaza, Express by Holiday Inn, Ibis, Mövenpick Genève, Nash Airport Hotel, NH Geneva Airport Hotel and Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center are among the hotels that arrange free shuttle services between the airport and the hotels.

Tramway

Once you get to Gare Cornavin Railway Station, you can head to Onex by taking the tram line 14 passing through Bel-Air, Stand and Petit-Lancy, or you can go to Avanchet Station in the direction of Servette; You can also take line 15 heading to France area, or to Plainpalais and Pont-Rouge in the reverse direction; and you can travel to Carouge, Servette and Avanchet by taking the line 18.

Lake Boats

After leaving the airport, the lake boats are an enjoyable alternative to cross the river in order to reach the other side of the city. Once you reach the city center from the airport, you can take advantage of the lake boats. The boats provide transportation service with M1, M2, M3 and M4 lines, which depart every 10 minutes or half an hour depending on when they are arranged, between Molard, Pâquis, Genève-plage, Eaux Vives and Perle du Lac stations.

Bicycle

After arriving at Gare Cornavin by train, you can enjoy more affordable and enjoyable way of transportation by taking the advantage of the deposit-based bike rental option.

Taxi

You can easily reach wherever you want in about 15 minutes or half an hour depending on your destination by taking a taxi from the taxi stands near the airport.

Rent a car

If you want to travel more freely throughout your trip, renting a car will be an ideal option for you. You can contact the car rental offices at the airport or take advantage of the online booking option to rent a car. If you want to enjoy the luxury and comfort during your journey, renting a limousine may be a good option for you.

Last Updated: 09 Apr 2017
Getting to Geneva Airport from the City Center

It is very easy to get to Geneva Airport, where you can benefit from high-quality services while waiting. You can rent a car from the car rental offices in the city center to get to the airport very easily. You can also take advantage of the options such as bus, train, tramway and the free hotel shuttle services from every part of the city to get to the airport or the city center for transfer options.

Bus

You can transfer to the city center firstly by taking the buses that provide transportation to all parts of the city and then get on the buses to the airport. Gare Routiere, which is only five-minute walk away from Gare Cornavin Railway Station, is the central transfer station for buses.

The bus number 5 departs from Thônex-Vallard stop and goes through the Museum, Bel-Air and Fare Routiere stops; Bus 10 departs from the Rive Station and follows a route through Place des Eaux-Vives, Bel-Air and Gare Routiere; Bus 23 departs from ZIPLO Station and goes through Grand-Lancy and Lignon; Bus 28 arrives at the airport by following the Vernier Station in the direction of Parfumerie, or the Nations and Grand-Saconnex stations in the direction of Jardin-Botanique. You need to transfer at Gare Routiere Station in order to get to the airport from other parts of the city.

Train

The trains departing nearly every 10 or 12 minutes from Gare Cornavin Railway Station arrive at the airport in about 6 minutes. Once you arrive at the airport station, go past the shopping center and then you will see the Geneva Airport after a five-minute walk.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Crowne Plaza, Express by Holiday Inn, Ibis, Mövenpick Genève, Nash Airport Hotel, NH Geneva Airport Hotel and Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center are among the hotels that offer free shuttle services to the airport.

Tramway

Taking the tramway is another alternative you can prefer to reach Gare Cornavin Railway Station. Among the tramway lines headed to Gare Cornavin are the line 14 passing through Avanchet, Servette Bel-Air, Stand, Petit-Lancy and Onex districts, line 15 running through France, Plainpalais, Pont-Rouge route and line 18 running through Avanchet, Servette and Carouge route.

Lake Boats

If you are on the opposite bank of the lake, you can take advantage of the yellow lake boats to arrive at the airport. In addition to enjoying the lake, the lake boats, which are also used for public transport purposes, can be preferred to transfer to train and bus routes by the passengers who have enough time although they are not an ideal option for fast transportation. The lake boats provide transportation service with M1, M2, M3 and M4 lines, which depart every 10 minutes or half an hour depending on when they are arranged, between Molard, Pâquis, Genève-plage, Eaux Vives and Perle du Lac stations.

Bicycle

If you are close to the Quai du Mont-Blanc area in the vicinity of Bains des Paquis and if you don't have a lot of luggage, you can rent a bike for a deposit and make a pleasant bicycle ride to Gare Cornavin, where you can take advantage of transfer options to the airport.

Taxi

You can also get to the airport in about 15 minutes or half an hour depending on where you are in the city by taking a taxi from the taxi stands in different parts of the city.

Rent a car

Renting a car is also a good option you can prefer to get to the airport. The best way to rent a car in the city is to book online using your computer or smart phone. If you want to make your journey more luxurious and comfortable, you can also rent a limousine.

Airport Information

A landing or take-off takes place every minute at Geneva Airport, which is the fifth most popular airport in Europe. The airport shopping mall, which starts from the top floor of the train station, is only five-minute walk away from the terminal building.

In this large duty-free zone, you can buy fashionable watches, jewelry, alcohol beverages, clothes and delicious Swiss chocolates that are much cheaper than standard prices. In addition, there are also twenty-one affordable and luxurious hotels located about one kilometer from the airport.

Last Updated: 09 Apr 2017

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