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Geneva Airport is an international airport in the second largest city in Switzerland. It is located 4 km northwest of the centre of the city. By the end of 2018, Geneva Airport had over 17.7 million air travellers. Geneva Airport is the hub for easyJet Switzerland and the base for Swiss International Air Lines.

Address:

Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

www.gva.ch/en

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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Geneva Airport connections: MCT

It's important to be aware of the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in an airport when the route has a connecting flight. It's advisable to look this up before booking a flight. When claiming for compensation for a missed connection, a passenger should know the MCT. Below you can see the MCT in Geneva Airport for connecting flights.

  • Between domestic flights: 40 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 40 min.
  • Between international flights: 40 min.

Geneva Airport terminals

Terminals are the sections or totally separate buildings in airports through which passengers can transfer between ground transport and the places for boarding or disembarking from the aircraft. It is crucial to confirm the terminal before getting to the airport when you depart or have a transfer to another flight, as the terminals in bigger airports may be a long distance from each other and travellers usually need more time to get to the correct one. Geneva Airport has 3 Terminals.

Terminal 1 – Main terminal

Terminal 2 – used during winter season

Terminal 3 (Business Aviation Terminal) – private flights

How to get to / from Geneva Airport to city centre

It can be hard when visiting a destination for the very first time to find the most comfortable way to reach the centre of the city. Public transportation isn’t always operating right at the airport and taxis can be expensive. It’s a good idea to check all the transport alternatives ahead of travelling so you can schedule your trip.

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Geneva Airport bus

  • Line 5 (Autobus) and Line 10 (Trolleybus)
    Direction: Gare Cornavin railway station
    Travel time (approx.): 22 min.

Geneva Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 37 EUR

Where to have a rest in Geneva GVA Airport

You may have a prolonged layover between flights, for instance if you have a delayed flight or your next flight departs the following day. In such cases, it is good to note the potential places where you can spend time and have a nice rest between flights.

Geneva Airport lounge

Lounges are places in the airport which provide travellers with services such as food, drinks, relaxation zones, free WIFI and showers, so that passengers can wait in comfort.

Hotels near Geneva Airport

If your next flight takes off the following morning, or the lounges aren’t suitable, the best choice might be a hotel near the airport. In some cases, hotels are located onsite, however you may need to leave the airport area to get to one nearby. We have selected the most comfortable alternatives for you in case you choose to stay in a hotel between flights.

Geneva Airport restaurants

If travelling, it's necessary to have enough food and drink. Whether you want a simple breakfast before an early flight, a relaxing lunch during an extensive layover, or to simply grab something to eat while on board, we have several choices for you to ensure you don’t go hungry during your trip.

Click here for a full list of dining places in Geneva Airport.

  • EAT WITH JOY
    Description: healthy meals
    Location: Departures, public area
    Opening hours: 04:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
  • Martel - Tea Room
    Description: tearoom, pastries, snacks & catering
    Location: Arrivals, public area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
  • McDonald's
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Departures, public area
  • Moleskine Café
    Description: takeaway home-made products
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: from 04:30 AM until the last departure
  • Seven Spices
    Description: oriental meals
    Location: Departures, public area
    Opening hours: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Snack Swiss Chalet
    Description: salads, sandwiches, and desserts
    Location: Arrivals, public area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Geneva Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir shopping to the last minute, or you just have time to spend before your flight, it's worthwhile visiting the airport shops. Our guide below can help you to find the top shopping locations for your requirements.

Click here for a full description of shops.

  • Aelia
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: several locations in the airport
  • Hermes
    Description: leather goods, jewellery, accessories
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • K Kiosk
    Description: press, books, snacks, tobacco
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, daily
  • Schweizer Heimatwerk Swiss Craft & Design
    Description: items made in Switzerland
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Swiss Chocolate Avenue
    Description: hand-made Swiss chocolate
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily

Geneva Airport car rental

Sometimes you have to travel by car, or it may be the most pleasant mode of transportation for your trip. To enable you to pick the best car hire company for your journey, we have provided a list below.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 227 178 080
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Contact: +41 227 178 110
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 229 290 330
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 229 290 330
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:30 PM, daily

Other Geneva Airport services you might need

Here are some airport facilities that you could also need during your time in the airport.

  • Pharmacie Principale (Pharmacy)
    Location: Departures, public area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 227 981 572
  • Bag Wrap
    Location: check-in area
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
    Contact: email: geneva@excess-baggage.com
  • Children’s area
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 227 177 192
  • Meditation room
    Location: Departures
    Contact: +41 227 177 576

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