Transportation

Geneva International Airport serves a network of 100 or so destinations around the globe. A great advantage is the airport's proximity to the city center, which is around 5 km (3 miles) away, as well as its position at the junction of Europe's major motorway system that links France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Getting from the airport to the hotel
Upon arrival at Geneva International Airport, you can get a free ticket into town, valid throughout the "Tout Genève" zone of the Geneva Public Transport system/unireso. You can get the free ticket from the automatic distributor, located in the baggage claim area, just before going through customs. It is valid for 80 minutes and is available to arriving passengers only. A direct rail connection links the airport to the downtown railway station in just 6 minutes with a frequent service. The no. 5 bus takes visitors from the airport to the city center and most hotels in 15 minutes.

Enjoy your stay in Geneva with your free Geneva Transport Card
All visitors receive a Geneva Transport Card free of charge when they check in at their hotel that is valid for the entire duration of their stay (including the day of departure). The Geneva Transport Card, in its credit-card format, is personal and non-transferable. It allows visitors to make unlimited use of the entire public transportation network that covers trams, buses, and local trains as well as yellow taxi boats operated by the Société des Mouettes Genevoises.

Transportation to Geneva Palexpo
Geneva Palexpo is located 10 minutes by car or public transportation from downtown Geneva. Geneva Palexpo is only 10 minutes' walk away from the international airport & railway station.

No. 5 bus (Thônex – Vallard – Palexpo – Arena – Aéroport) links the main entry gate of Palexpo with the city center in only 20 minutes, and with the airport in 5 minutes. Runs every 7 to 8 minutes. Stops at "Arena-Halle 7" (in front of hall 7) and at "Palexpo" (in front of hall 1). Get out at "Palexpo" stop as the ITI World Symposium is taking place in hall 1 & 2.

No. 10 bus (Rive – Aéroport) stops at the airport, 10 minutes' walk to hall 1. Runs every 7 to 8 minutes.

No. 15 tram (Palettes – Nations) via P+R Etoile, Route des Acacias, the Railway station Cornavin, change at terminus 'Nations' and then take bus No. 5. Runs every 5 to 6 minutes.

No. 23 bus (ZIPLO – Aéroport) stops at the Airport, 7 minutes' walk to Hall 1 of Palexpo. Runs every 10 to 15 minutes.

No. 28 bus (Parfumerie – Palexpo – Arena – Jardin Botanique) runs every 15 to 20 minutes. Stops at Palexpo: "Arena-Halle 7" and "Palexpo-Halle 7". "Palexpo-Halle 7" is closer as the ITI World Symposium is taking place in hall 1 & 2.

No. 57 bus (Gare de Meyrin – Aéroport) stops at the Airport. Runs every 15 to 20 minutes.

No. Y bus (Val-Thoiry – CERN – Aéroport – Arena – Palexpo – Ferney – Mairie) runs every 30 to 60 minutes.

Parking at Geneva Palexpo
On-site covered parking is available in P-12, under Hall 5. CHF 2.–/hour up to 6 hours, CHF 20.–/day there after.

Taxi Service at Geneva Palexpo
Tel. +41 22 33 141 33. Available right in front of main symposium entrance and Palexpo administration in front of hall 7.