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Nearest Distances

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Distances from GVA to:

Lausanne 61 km
Montreux 90 km
Chamonix (France) 103 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Bern-Belp Airport 165 km
Basel Airport 244 km
Zurich Kloten Airport 275 km

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Geneva Airport Guide

Of course, you cannot go to Geneva without taking a boat cruise around Lake Geneva and seeing the famous Jet d’Eau. Afterwards, take a walk through the English Garden and see the flower clock and water fountains. Take the stairway passage up to old town and see St Peter’s Cathedral and the City Hall. A few more sights worth seeing are the Tour de L’Ile castle ruins and the Place Neve with its Grand Theatre. If you have a car hire Geneva you can take a drive out to Laussane or go skiing in the resort of Chamonix.

Geneva Airport Directions

The city centre is 19 km away using the A1 and the journey should take no more than 20 minutes.

Geneva Airport Parking

If you are looking for long term covered parking, P1 is the best option. It has 2400 spaces and direct access to the terminal. P20 should be used if you are in the French sector. There are another 4 car parks available, some serving the train station also.

Geneva Airport Flight Information

Geneva Airport has flights with most major European airlines, although there are some budget flights too. Canada and the USA are covered too, as well as the Middle East.

Hotels Near Geneva Airport

There are 3 hotels next to the airport and they have free shuttle buses, if you do not have car hire Geneva Airport. The Movenpick Hotel and Casino and the Starling Hotel are nearest, along with the Nash Airport Hotel.

Geneva Time Zone

Geneva is one hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Geneva Info

Geneva Airport has plenty to keep you entertained. There are over 80 shops and food outlets alone! You can buy your souvenirs and things you forgot or the latest watch and a bunch of flowers. Duty free shopping is available and there are ATM’s and banks, if you run out of Euros. There are 25 places to choose from if you get hungry with everything from Asian food to local dishes and sandwiches. VIP lounges are available too and there is free Wi-Fi.

Geneva Airport Trivia:

  • Geneva International Airport is also known as Cointrin Airport.
  • The airport has almost 12 million passengers pass through in 2010.
  • Geneva’s most famous sight is the Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva.
  • It is the 2nd most populated city in Switzerland and officially French is spoken.
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