Arrival in Geneva

When passing the immigration control to enter Switzerland, the authorities may ask you for certain documents: visa, invitation letter, hotel reservation, etc. Keep these documents with you and not in your luggage.

The Visitors Center is a reception and information area located in the public area on the Arrivals level of the airport. It is intended for arriving passengers as well as for people waiting to arrive.

Transport to the city

Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) is the transport operator (bus/trams) in Geneva. Maps and timetables are available on the tpg website , and at bus stops.

Check the tpg bus routes that connect the airport to Geneva city centre.

Bus stops are located on the 1st floor of the airport, at the Departures level. Exit the airport and head left towards the entrance of the train station (see photo and connection plan).

Cost :

  • A public transport ticket to circulate in Geneva (zone 10) costs 3 CHF. It is valid for 60 min.
  • A ticket to go to France (Ferney Voltaire, zone 10 + 250) costs 4.60 CHF. It is valid for 90 min.

  To find out what bus lines you need to take to reach your hotel, check out our guide.

The convenient bus lines from the airport are (click on the logo for stops and timetables):

  • Bus line 5 : “Intercontinental” stop allows you to reach CAGI, the next stop, “Nations” allows you to reach UNOG, then the bus goes to Gare Cornavin (city center).
  • Bus line 10 : goes to the “Gare Cornavin”.
  • Bus line 8 : Appia” stop is close to UN Geneva.

The SBB (Federal Railways) are the train operator for Switzerland. Geneva has two main train stations, one at the airport , the other one in the city centre (” Gare Cornavin“).

By train, the trip from the airport to the city centre takes about 7 minutes. Check the schedule for more information.

Geneva Transport Card

When you stay in a hotel in Geneva, you will benefit from the “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to travel free of charge on public transport throughout the city. You will receive a link by email 3 days before your arrival allowing you to reach your hotel from the airport.

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Access by public transport (TPG): Line 5: Intercontinental stop; lines 8, 20, 22, 60: Appia stop. No parking on site.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. Between noon to 2pm by appointment.
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Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the International Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates.