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Public transports

Exploring Geneva and its many sights is a smooth and enjoyable experience thanks to the city’s exceptionally efficient public transport system. For anyone planning a visit, this article presents the various transport options that will help you immerse yourself with ease in this beautifully diverse city.

Tram and bus network

Geneva’s public transport tram and bus network provides complete coverage of the city and its many points of interest.

These lines will transport you, with exemplary regularity and reliability, through Geneva’s historic districts to its iconic sites and green areas. The public transport network is called the TPG network, and you will find all the practical information you need, such as routes and timetables, on their website. No need to validate your ticket when you get on, just keep it in your pocket in case of inspection. Each ticket is valid for 1 hour. There are also day ticket options.

Geneva's shuttle boats

Geneva’s Mouettes—the city’s yellow shuttle boats—will take you across the harbour.

This service not only facilitates access between the various districts of the city, but also offers unique views of Geneva, seen from its tranquil waters. You can board the boats with your bus or tram ticket.


Trains in Geneva from Cornavin central station are the perfect gateway for an escapade further afield or an international trip.

Smooth connections make it easy to explore beyond the city limits and discover Switzerland and Europe’s picturesque landscapes. Visit the SBB website for any information on timetables and the like.

The Geneva Transport Card

For visitors staying at a hotel in Geneva, a special transport card is provided, which guarantees unlimited access to Geneva’s public transport network.

This card allows you to travel around the city free of charge, enhancing your stay with total freedom of movement. 

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Biking in geneva

And for those who want a more active experience, bike hire is strongly encouraged.

With well-developed cycle paths, Geneva lends itself magnificently to exploration on two wheels.

Discover Geneva by bike

In Geneva, every journey shares a common promise, i.e. that of a rewarding, comfortable, and environmentally friendly adventure.

We invite all travellers to take full advantage of our public transport network, designed to make your visit as pleasant and easy as possible. Welcome to Geneva, where your urban escapade begins with a simple hop-on hop-off.

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