GVA_Airport Arrival in Geneva

airport customs control

At immigration control at the airport, authorities may ask your reason for travel, even if you have a valid visa.

It is recommended to carry all of your documents when entering the Schengen area: invitation letter, hotel booking, etc.


The desk is located in front of the exit gates, in the public area. It is a space of reception, information and orientation, open every day from 7 am to 11 pm.

getting around geneva


The " Transport Public Genevois" (TPG, linked logo) is the transport operator (bus and tram) for Geneva. Plans and schedules are available on the TPG website, and at bus stops.

A free ticket machine, valid for 80 minutes, is installed in the luggage collection hall, opposite the exit, on either side of the customs control (see image).

To reach the buses (connection plan), go up to the Ground Floor, Check-in level. Exit the airport and turn left towards the train station entrance (CFF).

The convenient bus lines from the airport are:
Click on the logo for details of stops and schedules
TPG_line5 the stop "Intercontinental" makes it possible to reach our office, the stop "Place des Nations" is located in front of the "Place des Nations" and the bus joins the "Gare Cornavin",
TPG_line10 the line brings you to the "Gare Cornavin" and the city center,
TPG_line28 the "Appia" stop is close to the main entrance to UNOG: "Porte de Pregny", to pick up your access badge (bring your application for accreditation approved by the secretariat).


"CFF" is the operator of trains for Switzerland. Geneva has two main stations, one at the airport and the other in downtown ("Gare Cornavin").

A free ticket can also be obtained next to the TPG distributor at the airport (see image).

The journey from the airport to the train station takes about 7 minutes. See the train schedule for more information.


Taxis are expensive, a run between the airport and the city center costs between CHF 35.- and 45.- without luggage.

For more information on transport in Geneva, please visit the Tourist Information Center's website, section "How to get around?".

Airport: luggages hall
A. Free train ticket (CFF)
B. Free bus ticket (TPG)
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Airport train station