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Geneva, Geneva International Airport (GVA), Switzerland

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Facilities & infrastructure


Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are situated in the main terminal. A tax refund service is also available for passengers leaving Switzerland.


There is a range of bars, cafés and restaurants at Geneva International Airport. A good choice of sit-down eateries, fast-food outlets and cafés can be found in the food court on the departures level, while a restaurant serving Swiss specialities is located in the arrivals area.


Shopping options include duty-free outlets selling cigarettes, alcohol and perfumes. Other shops at Geneva International Airport include confectioners, watch retailers and gift boutiques.


A porter service (tel: 079 290 2023) is available for a small

fee. There are lost property offices on the public concourse (tel: 0900 775 775) and at the train station (tel: 0900 300 300). Left-luggage facilities and lockers are also available at the train station.


There are showers, hairdressers and a solarium within the main terminal. A pharmacy and a medical centre are on hand to deal with any health-related issues. Young children can be looked after at the on-suite nursery and play area.

Conference & Business

A small business centre offering copying and internet facilities can be found in Arrivals. Meeting facilities are available at the NH Geneva Airport Hotel (tel: 022 989 9000; and the Mövenpick Hotel and Casino hotel (tel: 022 717 1111; Additionally, the Palexpo Congress Centre (tel: 022 761 1111; is located nearby.

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Surrounding area Geneva, Geneva International Airport (GVA), Switzerland

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    The public terminal areas and car parks are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Assistance is available for passengers with disabilities – passengers should request any special

    assistance when booking their ticket and notify the airport of their requirements 48 hours before their arrival.

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    General Information

    Airport code: GVA

    Number of Terminals: 2


    Information desks (tel: 022 717 7105) are located on the arrivals level and transit area of the main terminal. The French sector of the terminal has additional services. There are various tourist information offices for both Swiss and French regions, located in the arrivals areas of each sector.

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    IATA Travel Centre

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) (tel: 0900 022 021; offers a typically efficient and well-integrated service of buses, trams and ‘mouette’ shuttle boats, with ticket machines at all stops. Overnight visitors receive a Geneva Transport Card for free travel upon check-in, while day-trippers can buy a one-day Unireso pass at the rail station, TPG sales offices and tourist information offices.


    Taxis in Geneva can be hailed, ordered by phone or found at authorised taxi ranks. Metered fares include a tip. Taxi-Phone SA Genève (tel: (022) 331 4133), provides a 24-hour daily service, while AA Geneva Central Taxi (tel: (022) 330 2202) is also reliable.


    Hotels in Geneva


    One glance along the shores of Lake Geneva and you’ll take in more five-star hotels than you thought possible for one

    small city. But there are options for the more modest traveller, too.

    Hotel d’Angleterre

    Quai du Mont-Blanc 17
    1201 Geneva
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    Category: Expensive

    One of several five-stars along the lake front, this offers old-school luxury at its most opulent.


    Rue Richemont 18
    1202 Geneva
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    Category: Moderate

    New on the scene, this ultra-modern design hotel is bang on trend.


    Place de la Navigation 2
    1201 Geneva
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    Category: Moderate

    Traditional Swiss mountain décor in a plum city centre location.


    Rue du Pradier 4
    1201 Geneva
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    Category: Moderate

    Near the station, this modern and minimalist design hotel is ultra convenient.