The second busiest airport in Switzerland is located close to the French border, the Alps and of course the city of Geneva and Lake Geneva. The airport has Swiss and French sectors, you can reach the entrance of the French sector by following the signs ‘Aéroport secteur France’ on the roads around the airport.
Where is Geneva Airport situated?
Geneva is situated in the western tip of Switzerland, the airport is located northwest of the city next to the French border.
How many terminals has Geneva Airport?
The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is also known as Main Terminal (M), because Terminal 2 is only used during the winter charter season.
A good alternative for flying to or from Geneva Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Switzerland.
|Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (France)||97km|
|Turin Airport (Italy)||166km|
|Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport||186km|
The distance from Geneva Airport to the centre of Geneva is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Geneva. Another city nearby is Lausanne, the distance from the airport to the city centre is 59 kilometres. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
From GVA Airport to Geneva City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Geneva Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Geneva Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Geneva Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Geneva Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Geneva is about CHF 40.-. Book your taxi at Geneva Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From GVA Airport to Geneva City centre by Taxi
At Geneva Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Geneva Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Geneva Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- easyJet Switzerland
- Air Canada
- British Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Geneva
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Geneva Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Geneva: Taste My Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour
Get to know the City from a local's perspective with a self-guided "Taste My Swiss City" gastronomic tour. Enjoy snacks typical of the region in their original setting, as you discover off-the-beaten-track foodie spots that are recommended by locals.
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