The Best Ways to Get Around Geneva

Situated on the tip of the beautiful Lake Geneva and near the picturesque Alps, Geneva will amaze you with its perfect cobblestone streets and stunning architecture. Geneva is a lovely city known for its diversity as well as its long history of tolerance. The city of peace also features unique landmarks, high-class restaurants and many green parks that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as well as Lake Geneva.

If you are visiting Geneva for a couple of days, the best time to do that is in July and August, because that’s when the city’s weather is the best to do all kinds of activities. Some of the best tourist attractions are The Old Town, the magnificent St. Peter’s Cathedral, The Jet d’Eau, The Reformation Wall and The International Museum of the Reformation. You can easily explore these places by foot or tram. 

Getting Around the City by Public Transportation

Public transport in Geneva is very efficient, like most cities in Switzerland. It includes buses, trolleybuses, trams and trains, which are organised by TPG (Transport Public Genevois) and SBB (Swiss Federal Railway). Public transport runs on schedule and is easily accessible because there are bus and tram stations every 500 metres.

Geneva’s official public transportation provider (TPG), offers many tram lines that cover the whole city. The most popular routes are No. 15 which will take you to the Palace of Nations and No. 12 if you want to reach the Museum of Natural History and St-Pierre Cathedral. The tickets cost 2 Swiss francs per person, but you can use it for free if you stay at a hotel or hostel where they will give you a Geneva Transport Card. This free card is valid on all forms of public transportation within the city.

You can also travel by yellow taxi boats called Mouettes which offer transportation across the lake every 10-15 minutes. Tickets are available from vending machines on the dock, or in any bus and tram stop. They operate from Monday to Friday from 07:00 am until 9:10 pm.

How to Get From the Airport to the City

Geneva International Airport (GVA) is around 4 km northwest of the city centre. It has over 15 million annual passengers and two terminals. The main terminal M (T1) offers five piers, A, B, C, D and F. Geneva International is well-connected with the city and has direct connections to motorways, bus lines and railways. You can also reach Geneva by airport taxis or by booking a private airport transfer.

The railway station at the airport offers trains to Geneva Cornavin station, and there are also local buses to Geneva and Annecy, France, and seasonal buses to the famous ski resorts in Switzerland and France. If you’re getting to Geneva via Geneva International (GVA), make sure to take a free 80-minute train ticket from baggage claim’s TPG vending machine. 

Organise a Private Airport Transfer

If you want to avoid waiting at the terminal, consider booking a private airport transfer. This way will save you time, money and eliminate the risk of overcharging. Airport Taxi Transfers is a reliable provider that offers “Meet and Greet”, flight monitoring and luggage included in the price.

The vehicle type varies according to the number of passengers and amount of luggage. You can enter your details and get an instant quote on our website. The price for the Geneva airport transfer is fixed and can be paid online after making the reservation or in cash to the driver.

Check the price for a private Geneva airport taxi to Geneva city centre. Airport Taxi Transfers also offers ski transfers to the most popular ski resorts Lausanne, Chamonix Mont Blanc, Morzine and Megeve.