Destination GenevaDestination Geneva

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Practical informationPractical information


Geneva International Airport/Cointrin. 5 kilometres from the centre. Trains travel between the airport and Geneva’s central station (Cornavin) every 10 minutes. The journey takes six minutes. The train runs between approximately 5h30 and 00h20. The journey to the centre takes 15-30 minutes by taxi. The bus to the central station takes 15 minutes.

Regional transport

Geneva has excellent local public transport, consisting of buses, trolley buses, trams, boats and trains. You can buy a bus ticket from ticket machines at the bus stops. The ticket allows you to travel by public transport for an hour. There are also night buses at the weekend only.


It is easy to find a taxi in Geneva, but they are relatively expensive. A 10-minute journey can cost up to CHF 50, depending on the traffic.

Post offices

Poste Mont-Blanc
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18

Poste Montbrillant
Rue de Gares 16


24-hour service: telephone 111 or 144.


24 hours: telephone (free of charge): 0800 101800


Country code for Switzerland: +41
Geneva area code: 22 (from outside of Geneva) or 022 (from within Geneva)


220 Volts


1 Swiss franc (CHF) = 100 centimes

Opening times

The normal opening times for shops in Geneva are 8h30 to 18h45 on workdays except Thursdays, when they are open from 8h30 to 20h00.

Emergency number

Police: 117
Fire brigade: 118
Ambulance: 144
Poisoning: 145

Tourist Information Office

Geneva Tourism
Address: Rue du Mont-Blanc 18, in the centre

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