Those who are travelling to Switzerland for a holiday will find there are a variety of ways of getting from Geneva Airport to your destination, whether it be to the city itself, to one of the world-renowned ski resorts or to some other attraction in this beautiful country.
The airport is located only 4km from the city centre and so if this is your destination there are a number of good transport options available, via the unified transport system known as Unireso. Within this network, passengers may travel by train, tram, bus and boat using one single travel pass. Trains to downtown Geneva run from the airport every 12 minutes and the journey time is an incredible 6 minutes.
There are also a number of city buses who stop regularly at the airport and cover a broad range of routes into the city. Can I travel free on Geneva public transport? Yes, but there are limits. Initial tickets last for one hour. Since 2008 a free public transport card has been available for tourists, giving them the ability to travel on Geneva’s transport network free of charge for the duration of their stay. These are available in the baggage hall at the airport (free for one day) and then at hotel reception desks (covering the period of entire stay).
Many of the larger hotels also offer free shuttle buses that have regular departures from right outside the arrivals building, and for those wishing to travel privately taxis with meters are available at a rank.
If your destination is further afield within Switzerland, it is possible to travel to any train station on the rail network from the airport’s station. There is also the option of a car hire Geneva Airport service through any one of the companies that have a concession at the airport itself, though it is advisable to book in advance to ensure you are able to get the right kind of vehicle to suit your needs. Driving conditions in Switzerland are safe and roads are good so even those new to the region should find driving a pleasurable experience.
Those who love to cycle should know that there are even several cycle routes to the airport. If you are a skier, you will find that there are shuttle buses that make getting from Geneva Airport to your destination extremely convenient. There are buses directly to the Swiss resorts of Verbier, Saas Fee, Täsch Zermatt and more. There are also regular coaches to many French ski resorts, including Meribel and Chamonix, though many of these should be booked in advance to guarantee a seat.
Getting from Geneva Airport to your destination need not be stressful with this host of options available to the traveller, and with air journey times from many European cities so short there is no excuse not to make Geneva your next destination.