Geneva Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (France) 97km
Bern Airport 130km
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
6 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
6 km
15 min
CHF 40.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Geneva Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Geneva Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Geneva Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Geneva Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Swiss
  • easyJet Switzerland
  • Air Canada
  • easyJet
  • British Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Geneva Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva, Geneva

Entirely renovated since 2014, the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva is located just 700 meters away from Geneva International Airport, 2 km from the Palexpo Exhibition centre and 150 metres from the tram stop to the city centre and it features free...


Crowne Plaza Geneva, Geneva

Renovated and redesigned in 2014, the Crowne Plaza Geneva is within a 3-minute drive of Geneva Airport and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre, and only a 10-minute drive from the city centre.


Novotel Suites Genève Aéroport, Geneva

This comfortable 4-star Novotel Suites Genève hotel, across from the Balexert shopping centre and only 5 minutes from Geneva Airport, offers inviting modular suites, 30 m² in size.

Hotels in Geneva

Looking for the best hotels in Geneva? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kipling Manotel, Geneva

Located in a quiet street close to Lake Geneva, the train station and the international organisations, the Kipling Manotel offers air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi access.


ibis Genève Centre Nations, Geneva

Ibis Genève Centre Nations is located in the centre of Geneva, just 800 metres from Cornavin Train Station. It offers modern en-suite rooms with a flat-screen cable TV, as well as free Wi-Fi access in the entire hotel.


Royal Manotel, Geneva

A 5-minute walk from Geneva Train Station, the Old Town and Lake Geneva, the Royal Manotel enjoys a central location. It offers elegant rooms with period furniture and free WiFi.

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!


Yvoire & Evian Private Day Trip from Geneva

Discover the charming French towns of Evain and Yvoire. Located on the southern shores of Lake Geneva, these famous towns are beautiful, both rich in culture and history. The rural setting will send you back to centuries past.


Chamonix Mont-Blanc Day Trip from Geneva

Discover the incredible world-famous mountain resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Take an executive minibus and explore the towering peaks, majestic glaciers, and picturesque alpine town of Chamonix.

Tour & transport

Riviera Line to Lausanne and return by Boat Cruise to Geneva

Discover the Olympic city of Lausanne, strolling the streets and admiring the fine landscape. Step aboard a cruise for 4 hours on the Leman Lake, returning to Geneva.


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