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Getting to Geneva

Geneva is located at the extreme south-west of Switzerland just by the lake of Geneva (lac Léman), and can be easily reached by plain, train or road.


By plane

Swiss International Air Lines is the official carrier for the ICALEPCS 2005 and is offering special congress fares to all participants.

The Geneva International Airport (GVA) is only 5 kilometres from the city canter that can be reached by train (stop at Geneva Cornavin central station), by bus or by taxi (taxi terminal at the arrival level).

The airport railway station is located 300 meters from the airport departure/arrivals levels with direct connections to various destinations.

The Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) buses stopping at the airport are:

No. 10 (every 10 min.) to the city centre
No. 28 (every 20 min.) to Meyrin or the United Nations and the lake
No. 18 (every 30 min.) to the United Nations

The taxi journey from the airport to the city centre costs between 30 and 35 Swiss francs.

By train

The City is joined by rail (Swiss Federal Railway - CFF) with more than 200 trains a day arriving at the Gare Cornavin. Many international routes pass through Geneva to provide convenient connections across Europe, including the french TGV.

The Swiss National Railroad system offers hourly links to Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Zurich and to the famous holiday regions of the Cantons of Vaud and Valais.

The heart of Paris is only 3 1/2 hours away from Geneva by the TGV (high speed train).

By road

Highway construction within Switzerland and in neighbouring countries has turned Geneva into a highway intersection for Europe.

To the north and east, the Swiss highway system provides fast direct links with Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, Villeneuve, Martigny, Fribourg, Bern, Basel, Zurich and beyond. A car badge (vignette, 40 Swiss francs) is required to use the Swiss highways.

Heading south, motorists can pick up the "Autoroute Blanche" on the city outskirts to reach Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc within 1 1/2 hours and Italy (via the Mont-Blanc tunnel) within two hours. The same highway offers the rapid links to France, Italy, the mediterranean sea, ...

More information about Geneva and Switzerland under: Where Is Geneva.


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