Public transportation within Geneva is free
for all hotel guests
Travelling to Geneva
Thanks to the highly efficient road network through Switzerland and Europe, Geneva is easily accessible by car.
Note that a motorway “vignette” is compulsory to drive motorways in Switzerland. Valid for 1 year, the vignette costs CHF 40.00 and is on sale at post offices, petrol stations and custom offices.
Among European cities, Geneva is one of the best connected by low-cost airlines. Altogether, there are more than a hundred direct daily flights landing in Geneva connecting it to European capitals and important cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid and Lisbon.
Geneva’s international airport is located in the NW of town, 4 km from Geneva city center and very well connected to the city center.
Transfer time by public transport to the city center is approximately 15-20 minutes. Upon arrival at Geneva International Airport, you can benefit from a 80 minutes free ticket for a ride to the place of your accommodation. The ticket machine is in the luggage retrieval hall. To reach the city center from airport:
Geneva is connected to a great railway network, providing rapid access to the rest of Switzerland and Europe. It is only 3h away from Paris or 3h50 from Milan. Cornavin station is the central station and is located in the heart of the city centre. Many direct trains run from Genève-Aéroport station in the basement of Geneva Airport to numerous Swiss cities. Further connections are available from Genève Cornavin main station in downtown Geneva, including TGV trains to Paris and southern France.
Getting around Geneva
Geneva Public Transport
All visitors staying in a hotel in Geneva receive a free Geneva Transport Card, valid for the entire duration of their stay upon check-in at their hotel. This card provides unlimited use of the entire public transport network in Geneva, covering trams and buses, CFF (swiss national railroad) local trains as well as the yellow taxi boats (Société des Mouettes Genevoises).
In addition, a free public transport ticket (valid for 80 minutes) for all passengers flying to Geneva can be obtained at the airport in the baggage claim area.
Transport tickets and day passes must be purchased before boarding the vehicle from one of the automatic vending machines located at the stops. A valid ticket must always be carried during the journey and presented in the event of a control. Fares are CHF 3.50 for 1h public transport in Geneva.