Genève pratique

Practical Geneva


Public transport

So, you've just arrived in Geneva and wondering how to best get around?

Swiss public transport is renowned for its 90% on-time reliability rate. In Geneva, public transport is also highly efficient and offers an extensive network.


«Transports Publics Genevois» (tpg) operate the buses and trams, providing 63 different services across the city, extending into neighbouring France.

A ‘Tout Genève’ ticket covering Zone 10 will get you across town. Payment can be made at ticket machines, by SMS, cash, credit cards or with a contactless ‘tpgPay’ card.

The Noctambus and Léman Express (see below) have extended services on Friday and Saturday evenings, so you can enjoy a late night out.

The unireso network covers all modes of public transport for Geneva, including the famous ‘mouettes genevoises’ - the yellow shuttle boats, allowing to cross the lake with yout bus ticket.

Local tip

Don’t forget the free Geneva Transport Card when you have family and friends visiting and staying in a local hotel.

Also free, is a ticket from Geneva Airport covering Zone 10 for 80 minutes. Available from the tpg ticket machine in the Arrivals hall. 

Discount day pass

Most communes offer a limited number of discounted ‘cartes journalières’ or day tickets. Valid for a whole day on most public transport services across Switzerland. Cost is approximately CHF 40 - 45 per day pass. Enquire at your local commune. 

In the Canton of Vaud, the Mobilis network covers all major public transport providers.

Trains/train stations

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/SBB/FFS) is the largest railway company in Switzerland.

Main train station:

Geneva-Cornavin, main railway station in the city centre, connected to the Swiss and French railway networks.

Geneva Eaux-Vives connects Geneva Cornavin to Annemase in Haute-Savoie dept. (France)


The new Léman Express train, a joint Franco-Swiss initiative, covers a 230 km transfrontier network. Express rail connections link Coppet and Geneva in Switzerland with Bellegarde, Annecy, Evian and St Gervais in France. A Léman Pass ticket is required for travel to the French zones.

 Walking and cycling

Geneva is a charming city to navigate on foot, by kick scooter or on a bike.
Peak hour traffic being heavy, using pedestrian paths and bike lanes is often quicker.
Bicycle helmets are recommended when cycling and mandatory for e-bikes, above 25 km/h. For more information:

Coach station - "Gare routière"

The bus station for coaches is located "Place Dorsière", and serves a large number of European cities and many destinations in neighbouring France, including ski resorts (Lyon, Grenoble, Megève, Chamonix, Thonon, Evian...).

Geneva Airport (GVA)

Geneva International Airport offers a network of one hundred destinations across the globe. A great advantage is its proximity to the city centre: 5 kilometres. A railway line allows you to reach the city centre in only 7 minutes.




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Train station

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At the airport

In public transport (TPG)




Public transport Network



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