Geneva airport history

Geneva International Airport (GVA) is one of the busiest airports in Europe and is a major hub for airlines such as EasyJet, Transavia, KLM, Flybe and British Airways.

Geneva airport has over 13 million passengers arriving on the landing strips every year and has more than 120 direct international flight destinations.

During the winter Geneva is a very popular for skiers and snow borders travelling to ski resorts such as TignesLes Arcs and Méribel.

Like all businesses Geneva airport has a legal responsibility to the environment and has set itself high objectives. For more information check out Geneva airport's environmental page.

Geneva airport guide

Geneva airport is around 4km from the centre of the city of Geneva (Genève in French) and the two are easy to travel between by bus or train.

There is a train station just outside Geneva's main terminal.

It takes 5-10 minutes to get to the centre, so if you have some waiting time in Geneva it is easy to pop into the city.

Geneva airport transfers

Mountain Rescue offer private Geneva airport transfers 7 days a week to all of the ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley.

Geneva transfers take around two and a half to three hours to the Tignes, Val DIsere, Ste Foy, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Méribel Courchevel, Val Thorens and all the other resorts in the area.

To book Geneva transfers to any of the resorts mentioned simply use the quick quote form on the right of the page. Get your competitive quote then request a transfer. Our Alps office will swiftly reply and send you a link for a secure on line card payment and your booked in.

Mountain Rescue offer half price last minute transfers during the season so if you are booking within 6 days of traveling check out our Geneva last minute transfers page. You could save up to 50% off if one of our buses are at Geneva the time you need them.

All our Geneva transfer include:

Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses
Smart, uniformed driver
Bottled drinking water
Child and booster seats
90 minutes of free waiting time
24/7 contact with our Alps office
A Full licensed and insured business

Geneva airport transfers

Location of Geneva airport

Zoom in on the MR pins to view the Mountain Rescue pick-up points in Geneva airport.

Weather forecast for Geneva airport

Geneva airport restaurants and cafés

Landside at Geneva airport

Montreux Jazz Café
Open 7am until 10pm

Bistrot Genève

Bar, coffee, snacks Finger food and hot meals.
Table-service at restaurant from 11:30 to 19:00.

Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar
Caviar House & Prunier combines its contemporary and unique restaurant style with the finesse of a surprising menu, offering in particular Prunier cavier, smoked Balik salmon, foie gras, Pata Negra de Bellota 5 Jotas, and lobster and other seafood.

Le Chef
Situated in the heart of Genève Aéroport overlooking the runways, Le Chef offers a multitude of atmospheres. The cuisine is signed Benjamin Luzuy.

Il Forno
Fresh produce to match a comforting break

Martel - Tea Room
Tea room, snacks, catering.

McDonald’s invite ses hôtes à se détendre ou à se restaurer dans un cadre convivial.

Seven Spices
"A taste of Orient"

Swiss Chalet
Swiss specialities: fondues, rösti, cheese based meals, other Chef’s suggestions Continental breakfast served from 7.00 am to 10.45 am

Thai Urban Kitchen
TUK offers a range of Thai specialties.

Click to view Geneva airport's layout of shops and restaurants.

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