Geneva Airport

Geneva Cointrin International Airportserves the city of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland and capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. One of the best airports in Europe, it is interestingly located on the Swiss-France border, resulting in some confusion - part of the airport compound is technically in France, while the other part is in Switzerland. As such, the airport is split into the French sector and the Swiss sector, and proper identification documents are required to pass into each side from the other.

The airport serves close to 50 airlines that fly to about 100 destinations worldwide, and handles more than 13 million passengers yearly.


There are 2 terminals within Geneva Airport - Terminal 1 and 2 - but only Terminal 1 is in use all year round. It is generally considered the main terminal and is segregated into 5 different piers: A, B, C, D and F (the French sector). 

Terminal 2 is used only for select flights during winter, and can be reached from Terminal 1 via the TPG bus or on foot.

Services and Facilities

A large variety of shops and restaurants can be found at the Airport Shopping Area, located one floor above the railway platform. This includes a tax-free zone where goods can be purchased at a reduced price. For visitors wanting some rest and relaxation, lounges like Swissport Horizon Lounge and Premium Geneva are available for some peace and tranquility and light foods.

For some shut-eye, airport hotels are a-plenty around Geneva International Airport. There are more than 15 hotels within a 1-kilometre radius of the airport (as of February 2015).

Other facilities available within the airport include a business corner, meditation room, shower facilities, a solarium, smoking area, play and children’s areas, banks, post offices, dry cleaning and shoemaking services, and 90 minutes of free wi-fi throughout the airport.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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The airport is located only about 5 kilometres from Geneva and is connected to the city via a highway, so driving to and from the airport is relatively easy even for tourists.

A variety of car rental agencies are available at the airport, but do note that you have to return your car to the same sector that you rented it from or you may be charged a fee.

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Passengers have the option of claiming a free Unireso ticket for 80 minutes of public transport in the central Geneva area upon arrival. Simply head to the luggage retrieval hall to claim your ticket before heading to the train or bus station.

The train is generally considered the fastest public transport option into the city and connects the airport to Gare Cornavin Railway Station, located in the heart of Geneva city. From there, getting anywhere within the city becomes a piece of cake. The airport train departs every 10-20 minutes or so, and takes less than 10 minutes to reach its destination.

Buses hide 

Otherwise, public buses right in front of the airport terminal are also available and connect to the Gare Routiere, Geneva’s central bus station, in about 20 minutes.

Taxi hide 

For those wanting more comfort and convenience, taxis are also available at the taxi stand outside the airport and take about 15-240 minutes to reach the city (depending on traffic conditions).

 Who flies to Geneva

 Airport Contact Details

Geneva Airport

PO Box 100,
Route de l'Aeroport 21,
CH-1215 Geneva 15,

Tel:+41 (0)22 7177111
Fax:+41 (0)22 7984377


Geneva International Airport

 Location Details

Longitude:6° 6' 37'' E
Latitude:46° 14' 21'' N

 Airport Location

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