Transportation to and from Geneva Airport


What is the distance from Geneva Airport to the centre of Geneva?

The centre of Geneva can be quickly reached by car via the ‘Route de Meyrin’, it takes about 15 minutes to cover the distance of 6 kilometres / 3.7 miles.

From GVA Airport to Geneva City centre by Car
6 km
15 min

Public transport

Bus and train to Geneva

You can take both bus and train to get to the centre of Geneva, the airport has a bus and train station within walking distance of terminals T1 and T2. Travelling to and from Geneva Airport by bus or train is easy and convenient. Bus line 5 (Autobus) and bus line 10 (Trolleybus) depart at least every 10 minutes in the direction of the city, so you have a travel option every 5 minutes. The main railway station of Geneva (Gare Cornavin) can be reached by both bus lines in 22 minutes on average.

Five times per hour departs a train from Geneva Airport to Geneva’s main train station, this is with a travel time of 7 minutes the fastest way of getting to the centre of the city.

In the north of Geneva, you can find the second most important United Nations Office in Palais des Nations (Parc de l’Ariana), United Nations Headquarters is located in New York. You can travel directly with bus line 5 and bus line 28 from Geneva Airport to Palais des Nations, the nearest train station is Geneva-Sécheron.

You can buy a ticket for the bus or train at the ticket machines inside the airport. However, arriving passengers at Geneva Airport can get an 80-minute ticket free of charge for a ride to their accommodation. A ticket can be collected from the special ticket machine in the baggage collection area. It’s valid in combination with your boarding pass on the bus, train, tram and boat (Unireso). Please consult timetables bus and train Geneva Airport and website SBB for more information.

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Train to Lausanne

Lausanne is like Geneva located on Lake Geneva and in the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Romandy). The capital of the canton of Vaud is directly accessible by public transport from the airport, because there are trains running four times an hour between Geneva Airport and Lausanne.

Train tickets
At the train station of the airport (Genève-Aéroport) you can buy tickets from the ticket desk and ticket machines, online via the website of SBB is another possibility. Travel time is 46 minutes (via Geneva) or 52 minutes (via Geneva, Nyon, Morges). The price for a single journey is 28 CHF in the 2nd class and 49 CHF in the 1st class.

Lausanne railway station
Lausanne railway station is located just south of the city centre, here you can transfer to the bus or metro line M2. The city center can be reached on foot. Please consult website SBB for more information.


From Geneva: Paragliding and Interlaken Trip

CHF 325

Take part in an unforgettable experience on this paragliding adventure over the Swiss Alps. See the Jungfrau and Schilthorn from above and explore Interlaken and its lakes on the ground.

Yvoire & Evian Private Day Trip from Geneva

CHF 605

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, Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace Full-Day Trip

CHF 199

Take a drive through the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas as you explore some dramatic mountain landscapes by train and cable car as well.


Geneva: Taste My Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

CHF 70

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.

Lausanne: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

CHF 63.50

Discover the Swiss city of Lausanne while on a culinary adventure that takes you to some of the best gastronomical destinations in the region. Taste a variety of traditional snacks and dishes in their original setting, recommended by locals.

Geneva Pass : Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

CHF 26

Make the most of your time in Geneva with the awesome Geneva Pass, and receive free offers, preferential rates, great discounts, and surprise gifts at over 40 of Geneva's favorite attractions, including museums, cruises, and guided city tours.

Tours and transport

Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

CHF 43.20

Explore the old town and international districts of Geneva on a 2-hour sightseeing tour, and see top attractions, such as the fountain of Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva, St. Pierre’s Cathedral, the Flower Clock, and more.

Geneva Segway Tour: Glide around the UN and More

CHF 139

Discover the rich political history of Geneva on this jam-packed, 2-hour Segway tour. Cruise past all of the most important political and social institutions as well as Geneva's best historical and cultural landmarks.

From Geneva Airport: Private Transfer to Geneva Hotels

CHF 80

Pre-book this private transfer and make sure you have a comfortable and safe transfer from Geneva Airport to your destination in Geneva. Take the stress out of traveling and enjoy a relaxing ride from the Geneva Airport straight to your hotel.


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