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Geneva Travel Guide: Your Lakeside Exploration in Switzerland's International Hub

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Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross, this famed city is rightly known as the "Capital of Peace".

This second largest city of Switzerland has a great international influence and is more popular than any other city in the country. With Switzerland tour packages, Geneva offers adventures, sightseeing, and art experiences all in one place. Enjoy a full-day sailing cruise or explore the city on an electric bicycle. Treat your eyes to the beauty of Jardin Anglais (English Garden) and the iconic Jet d'Eau (Fountain) for a memorable experience.

Getting in geneva

Geneva Airport, formerly and still unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, is an international airport of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland. It is located 4 km northwest of the city centre. There are multiple flights that operate from major Indian international airports to Geneva.

DEPARTUREDURATIONLOWEST ROUND TRIP DEALS
Delhi13h, 1 stopRs 42,590
Mumbai13h, 1 stopRs 44,184
Chennai13h, 1 stopRs 52,977
Kolkata16h, 1 stopRs 55,065
Hyderabad13h, 1 stopRs 57,572
Bangalore13h, 1 stopRs 58,389
Kochi14h, 1 stopRs 56,596
Trichy18h, 2 stopsRs 62,827

Getting out of geneva

Geneva airport operates flights to all domestic terminals as well as nearby countries like France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Netherlands. You may take a quick detour to any of these neighbouring countries if you are planning to travel to Switzerland for 8 days or more.

Public Transport in geneva

The Geneva Public Transport network is named "Unireso". It is an interconnected system of trams, buses, mouettes (yello transport boats) and trains in the city. The whole system use a single ticket. Geneva is well connected by Unireso such that you can explore every nook & corner of Geneva.

Taxi & Airport transfer in geneva

Frequent shuttles and taxis are available at the airport. Some of the popular service providers that you can make use of include SwissTaxi, Uber, Suntransfers and HolidayTaxis. Taxi fares in Zurich are relatively more expensive than anywhere else in the world. The rates depend on the region and distance of travel. Transportation costs from and to the airport are higher than within the city.

Transport & city passes in geneva

The Geneva city pass gives you unlimited free public transport alongwith discounted entry to the city’s galleries and museums. There are also other benefits of a city pass that allow you to visit top tourist attractions such as St Peter’s Cathedral, the Mont-Salève cable car and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art at discounted rates. Further the pass provides a free cruise of Lake Geneva and walking tour of the Old Town.

Driving & Car rental in geneva

Renting a car is comparatively expensive vis-a-vis public transportation. However there are popular routes where tourists self-drive to take in the breathtaking mountain-views and landscapes. You can even visit neighbouring countries at your own leisure. Make sure to abide by the road rules and other safety measures applicable to Switzerland. Alternatively, you can hire a driver while renting the car.

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