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Airports in Geneva

Geneva Airport (GVA)


Still referred to locally as Cointrin Airport, Geneva International Airport is located just 2.5 miles (4km) from central Geneva in Switzerland. The airport is situated on the Franco-Swiss border, and convenient direct rail and bus lines make it a good transport hub when travelling to nearly anywhere in Switzerland or France.

The airport's location on the border of the two countries means the facility is split into two sections, each with their own customs facilities. The check-in process at Geneva International Airport can take a frustratingly long time, with long queues at peak periods. Added to this annoyance is a lack of any entertainment once inside the terminal, which contains only a few shops and restaurants.

The airport offers flights to many destinations in Europe and the Middle East, with a few routes to North American cities like Washington DC, New York, Toronto and Montreal.


The airport is situated three miles (5km) north of Geneva.

Getting to the city

Public buses leave for the city centre every few minutes from the departures and arrivals levels. Passengers can pick up tickets for public transport from the machines in the baggage collection area on the arrivals level; information is available at the Unireso information counter in the arrivals hall. A free hotel shuttle transports passengers to major hotels. A Unireso train leaves for Cornavin RR Station in the city centre roughly every 10 minutes, from where connections can be made to destinations throughout Europe.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).


+41 848 19 2020

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Geneva Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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