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Geneva - Traveling around in the city

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Geneva tram stop Place de Bel Air

A tram stop at the Place de Bel Air in Geneva.

How to get around in Geneva

Geneva can be reached by train, by car and by plane. The airport is just a few minutes by train from the main train station.

Rail station Geneva Cornavin

The name of the main rail station is simply 'Genève'. Locally it is also known as the 'Gare de Cornavin'. This is where trains to many Swiss destinations depart, as well as trains to France and Italy.

From the station, the old town center can be reached on foot in 15 minutes, as well as most attractions such as the lakeside promenade and many museums. But there's a dense network of trams, buses, and trolley buses too.

Free public transport

Public transport can be used for free if you book a hotel in Geneva. You will get a Geneva Transport Card while checking in. Note that it is only valid for traveling within the city. The train to the airport is included too. Many of the rail passes also include free public transport in Geneva and in a much wider area.

If you arrive at Geneva Airport you will get a cheap ride into town.

There's also a Geneva City Pass that you can purchase for 1, 2 or 3 days. It includes free public transport and free or discounted attractions:

How to reach Geneva airport

There are direct trains from the main rail station to the airport. The ride only takes 7 minutes.


Departure times of public transport in Geneva.



Learn all about the rail passes for Switzerland.


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