Transportation in Geneva
Unireso runs Geneva's reliable bus network. Buses operate from 6am to midnight and there's a night service at weekends. Find timetables and route maps at each stop.
Taxis pull up in front of the airport, the main railway station (Gare Cornavin) and 60 official ranks across Geneva. You can also hail one from the street. Drivers usually speak English.
Walking is the best option for short distances. Stroll the promenade fringing Lake Geneva to Bain des Pâquis and the Botanical Gardens, affording views of the Jet d'Eau fountain and snowy Mont Blanc. Many sights cluster in the twisting lanes of the pedestrianised Old Town on the Left Bank.
Rent your car
With a good network of roads from other parts of Switzerland, France and Italy, Geneva is easily accessible by road. Once there, parking is divided into colour-coded zones – look out for time restrictions, pay and display and permit requirements. There are also park-and-ride sites on the outskirts.
Upon arrival at your hotel, you'll receive a free Geneva Transport Card offering unlimited access to the public transport network, including buses, trams, trains and mouettes. Visitors based outside of Geneva should consider purchasing the Carte 24 Heures, a one-day travelcard covering all forms of transport.