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
Swiss International Air Lines is the official carrier
for the ICALEPCS 2005 and is offering special congress fares
to all participants.
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
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
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.
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
connections across Europe, including the french
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).
Highway construction within Switzerland and
in neighbouring countries has turned Geneva into a highway intersection
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, ...
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