Geneva International Airport, officially Genève Aéroport and formerly Cointrin Airport, is the primary air passenger aviation facility of Geneva, Switzerland. The airport is located 4km northwest of the city centre and serves as a hub for easyJet Switzerland and Darwin Airline. It is also a focus city for Swiss International Air Lines and Swiss European Air Lines.
What to see & do
Lake Geneva - Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, and is located on the north side of the Alps, between Switzerland and France. The lake is divided into three parts due to the different forms of formation – sedimentation, tectonic folding, and glacial erosion. The division is as follows: Haut Lac (Upper Lake), Grand Lac (Large Lake), and Petit Lac (Small Lake). The Lake Geneva region is a famous tourist destination, providing opportunities for several types of outdoor activities such as watersports, ball sports, skating, and even horseback riding, hosting several special events and cultural attractions, breath-taking views, the finest gourmet experiences, and so much more.
Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre - The Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass, otherwise called Musée Ariana, is a museum dedicated to ceramic and glass artwork. It houses a collection comprising of about 20,000 items that represent the historic, geographic, artistic, and technological range of glass and ceramic manufacture in Switzerland in the past 1,200 years.
How to get around within Geneva
Travelling via local public transportation in Switzerland, which in Geneva is provided by Transports Publics Genevois, is extremely efficient. There is always frequent bus, tram, suburban train, and even mouette or boat service available nearby anywhere in the city. The bus and the tram use one ticket system, and tickets can be bought from the machines found at every stop before boarding. Suburban trains run every half hour during most of the day and then every hour after 8:00 p.m. There is a law stating that any guest staying in a Geneva hotel or hostel is entitled to a free daily travel pass for any TPG transport, courtesy of the hotel.
Geneva is also a wonderful town to be explored by means of a bicycle. The social organisation Genèveroule lends bicycles that is free for the first four hours (with a fee per extra hour) from April 30 to October 30; all the guests have to do is show their passport or identity card and pay the refundable deposit. There is also a bicycle tour company near the train station that offers road bikes or trekking bikes for rent as well as tours.
How to get there
Geneva International Airport is served by Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Germanwings, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and several other airlines. The airport links Geneva to several cities worldwide such as Dubai, Barcelona, Rome, Beijing, Montréal, Istanbul, Barcelona, and London.
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