The Symposium represents a perfect opportunity to visit Geneva, a multi-faceted city of humane dimensions. Situated between lake and mountains, the French-speaking city of Geneva sparkles as one the prettiest cities in Europe gifted by fabulous natural scenery. Geneva’s landmark, the Jet d’ Eau – the world’s tallest water fountain -, the City Old Town, more than thirty museums, together with amazing waterfront parks and breathtaking landscape – breath-taking views of the surrounding Alps and Jura – are only a few of the reasons that make Geneva worth visiting.
Information on the town of Geneva and the surrounding area with suggestions for activities and excursions can be obtained through the website www.geneve.com.
How to get to Geneva
There are excellent flight connections to Geneva. Several airlines provide direct flights to Geneva from all over Europe as well as from countries outside Europe. The airport is located at 4 km from Geneva city centre. It can be easily reached by train or by bus using the united network of public transport, Unireso (www.unireso.com). Tourist information can be obtained at the information counter in the arrivals hall of the airport.
Geneva Airport Information: +41 22 717 71 05
Flight information: 0900 57 15 00 / www.gva.ch
When you arrive at Geneva Airport, you can pick up a free ticket for public transport from the machine in the baggage claim area. This Unireso ticket, offered by Geneva Aeroport, allows you to use public transport in Geneva free for a period of 80 minutes. It takes only 6 minutes from/to Geneva city centre by train, leaving approximately every 12 minutes from the airport. There is direct access to the airport railway station from the airport Check-in and Arrival levels.
All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station (city centre). Several urban buses stop approximately every 8-15 minutes at the airport (bus stops at the Check-in level, in front of or beside the train station).
Only one ticket is required to travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the area France-Vaud-Geneva. If you are staying at a hotel or a youth hostel, the establishment will offer you the «Geneva Transport Card» that allows you to use public transport in Geneva free of charge during your stay.
Geneva has excellent connections within the European railway network. The Swiss SBB connects Geneva to all the neighbouring countries. Geneva Cornavin train station is right in the heart of the city. Please see the Swiss Railway company website for more information.
Cornavin train station 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min) / www.cff.ch
It takes only 6 minutes from/to Geneva city centre by train (every 12 minutes at rush hours). The airport railway station has direct access to the airport Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station (city centre).
Geneva, it is at the crossroads of the European motorway network. The N1 motorway alongside Lake Geneva circles the city and leads straight into the centre. At the French border in Bardonnex, it joins the A40 towards Lyon and Paris, or Chamonix and Italy.