Getting to Geneva

Getting to Geneva

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By Air
The main Swiss airline is Swiss. The Geneva Airport is also serviced by EasyJet, Lufthansa, AirFrance, AirCanada, Austian, Alitalia etc. For an extensive list and Check-in information see http://gva.ch/fr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-37/.

Geneva International Airport (GVA), less than 30 minutes from the city center, is the second largest airport in Switzerland and the major international airport for the french-speaking part of the country.

Direct flights connect the major European cities with Geneva International Airport at least once a day. Also, direct flights are available to/from Washington, New York, Moscow. For more information check out http://gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-174/

By Car
Major axes to Geneva: A40, E62, E712.

Some distances that you may find useful:

  • Geneva- Paris: ~ 406km
  • Geneva- Zurich: ~ 224 km
  • Geneva- Berlin: ~ 877 km
  • Geneva- London: ~746 km
  • Geneva- Amsterdam: ~ 692km
  • Geneva- Rome: ~ 697 km
  • Geneva- Prague: ~ 746 km

* If you come from France, normally border crossing is quite simple and fast.

By Train
The main Geneva railway station is Cornavin, located in the city center. For more information (time tables etc.) see http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.
If you are under 25 you can benefit from a price reduction on your train ticket if you perform the paper work (“carte SNCF moins de 25 ans”). Visit http://www.sncf.com/ for more information.

Customs and Duty Free
For information concerning prohibited and restricted items and duty-free items see http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_privat/index.html?lang=en.