Transfer to/from - Geneva airport (GVA)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Geneva airport (GVA)

Transportation

Ride-sharing

You can use the Uber or Mobility apps to request a ride to or from the airport. Open the app and make sure your location is set up correctly. Enter the final destination, select the type of vehicle and confirm the request. The app will show you the assigned driver information and estimated time of arrival.

Bus

There are several TPG services (Tel +41 800 0220 2120) operating every 8-15 minutes from the check-in level. Only one ticket is required to travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the France-Vaud-Geneva area, and can be purchased from machines located at stops and at the train station.

- Line 5: runs to Gare Cornavin, in the city centre, in 20 minutes, from where connections can be made to other locations, and continues to Thônex-Vallard, via Palexpo, Nations, Vidollet and Malagnou.
- 10: connects the site to Bouchet, Charmilles, Cornavin, Bel-Air and Rive.
- 23: to Blandonnet, Les Esserts, Grand-Lancy-Place, Palettes, Lancy-Bachet and Carouge.
- 28: stops at Blandonnet, Lignon-Tours, Pont-Butin and Les Esserts.
- 50: Grand-Saconnex-Place, Colovrex, Genthod, Versoix.
- 56: to Blandonnet, Meyrin, Zimeysa and Hôpital de la Tour.
- 57: goes to Blandonnet, Vernier, Meyrin, Hôpital de La Tour and Zimeysa.
- 59: Palexpo, Grand-Saconnex, Chambésy, Plage du Vengeron.
- 66: Ferney, Prévessin-Moëns-Mairie, Saint-Genis-Lion, Thoiry.
- 272: to Lancy, Saint-Julien-En-Genevois, Neydens, Beaumont, Copponex, Cruseilles, Allonzier, Filière, Annecy.
- 274: Genève, Nangy, Bonneville, Sallanches.

The Aérobus service is free of charge and is intended for passengers with early morning flights (before 6:00 am):
- A1: Carouge-Rondeau.
- A2: Collège Sismondi.
- A3: Hôpital de La Tour.
- A4: Bernex.
- A5: Ferney-Mairie.
- A6: Crêts-de-Champel.

Trips to various Swiss cities, French towns in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and winter sports resorts are also available from several private companies, including Annecy, Chamonix, Courmayeur, Grenoble, Le Grand Bornand, Les 3 Vallées, Morzine, Moûtiers and Tarentaise. More information on Tel +41 223 071 130.

Train

The journey to the centre of Geneva takes 7 minutes and SBB trains (Tel +41 848 446 688) run every 15 min. from 6:00 am to 0:10 am from the airport station, which has direct access to the check-in and Arrivals levels. All trains stop at Cornavin, where connections can be made to the Swiss and European rail network. Tickets can be purchased at the station itself or at the baggage claim area.

 

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Taxi

Taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals level and the journey to the city centre takes about 15 minutes. Vehicles can be ordered from Taxi Phone (Tel +41 223 314 133), Taxi GE (Tel +41 762 199 799), KZ Taxi (Tel +41 799 640 127) and Ambassador Taxi (Tel +41 227 314 141).

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Latest updates: May 24, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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