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Getting to Geneva

Welcome to Geneva, the heart of Europe, where ease of access meets the stunning backdrop of mountains and lakes. Whether you’re arriving by car, bus, plane, train, bike, or even on foot, Geneva is poised to greet you with open arms and spectacular scenery. Here’s how you can reach this vibrant city :

By car

Driving into Geneva offers a scenic journey through the picturesque Swiss countryside.

The city is well-connected by a network of motorways, making it easily accessible from France, Italy, and other Swiss cities. Remember to purchase a Swiss motorway vignette for travel within Switzerland.

By bus

Several international and domestic bus services, including FlixBus and Eurolines, offer routes into Geneva.

The central bus station, itself located in the city, serves as a hub for travellers seeking an affordable way to reach Geneva from numerous European cities.

By plane

Geneva International Airport (GVA) welcomes flights from around the globe.

Located just 4 km from the city centre, the airport offers rapid access into Geneva through public transport, taxis, and car rentals. Enjoy the swift journey from air to city life in no time.

By train

Geneva's Cornavin Train Station is a gateway for travellers, with extensive rail connections to major European cities.

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and other international services ensure a smooth ride into the heart of Geneva, offering scenic views along the way.

On foot

For the intrepid traveller already in Switzerland or neighbouring France, walking into Geneva offers a unique way to connect with the landscape.

Long-distance walking paths, such as the Via Francigena or Chemin de Compostelle, lead adventurous souls right to the city's doorstep.

By bike

Cycling to Geneva is a delightful experience for the eco-conscious traveller.

With well-marked bike paths and routes, including EuroVelo routes 5 and 17, cyclists can enjoy a greener approach to exploring Geneva. Bike-friendly policies and facilities ensure a welcoming arrival for all.

No matter how you choose to arrive, Geneva's blend of urban charm and natural beauty is ready to make your visit unforgettable. Prepare to be captivated by its culture, history, and the warm welcome of the Genevois.

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