Geneva Airport (GVA)Location: The airport is situated three miles (5km) north of Geneva.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: +41 848 19 2020
Transfer between terminals: Terminal 2 is only used for charter flights in the winter months and is usually closed.
Getting to the city: Public buses leave for the city centre every few minutes from the departures and arrivals levels. Passengers can pick up tickets for public transport from the machines in the baggage collection area on the arrivals level; information is available at the Unireso information counter in the arrivals hall. A free hotel shuttle transports passengers to major hotels. A Unireso train leaves for Cornavin RR Station in the city centre roughly every 10 minutes, from where connections can be made to destinations throughout Europe.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. Travellers should ensure they hire their car on the French side of the border if they are going to France, and vice-versa. It is only about three miles (5km) into town.
Airport Taxis: Taxis can be found outside of the arrival terminal. The trip is three miles (5km) and commute times vary according to traffic. Taxis are metered and there are around 60 registered taxi ranks in Geneva.
Facilities: Luggage lockers can be found in the Train Station Mall and on the arrivals level. A Skycom Airport Business Centre and Business Corner offer a range of business facilities. Other amenities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, bars and restaurants, tourist information, a hotel reservation desk, post office and shops, including duty-free. Facilities for disabled passengers are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: Parking at Geneva Airport ranges upwards from about CHF 5 an hour for short-term parking, to CHF 30 daily and CHF 120 weekly in long-term parking. Note that tariffs vary dramatically depending on the parking lot. P51 is the cheapest long-term option. Eurocard, American Express or Visa cards can be used to pay for parking in parking lots.