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Geneva City Guide - Tourist Information

Places to see in Geneva: United Nations Building, Geneva Flower Clock, Geneva Reformation Wall, Saint Peter's Cathedral, Lakeside Views in Geneva, Water Fountain in Geneva, Lake Geneva
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While Geneva is mainly known for united nations, it is a good place to start your journey to Switzerland destinations. Here is why: It is just over 3 hours by train from Paris, if you are flying in, it has an international airport and it has a good mix of what Switzerland has to offer - Has a beautiful lake, can see snow clad mountains, shopping and has a very calm way about it. Although its not the cheapest of places to stay.


Today, Geneva is home to around 200 international organisations, both governmental and non-governmental.

The main attraction in Geneva, Jet d'eau (water fountain) is located at few minutes walk outside the central train station.

Geneva Tourism
& Convention Bureau
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
P.O. Box 1602
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
Tel. +41 (0)22 909 70 00

How to go there - Train, Rail, Air/Flights

Geneva’s airport is very close to the city centre – only 5 km (3 miles). A direct rail connection takes you from the airport to the downtown railway station in 6 minutes. In my opinion this is the best and the cheapest way to go to the city centre.

The Swiss Rail system is one of the best (if not the best) that I have seen in Europe. It has hourly links to Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Zurich, Vaud and Valais. The trains do run on time, are very convenient. Added bonus is the fabulous scenery that you can enjoy while travelling.

City and airport of Geneva are joined by rail with more than 200 trains a day. Many international routes pass through Geneva to provide convenient connections across Europe.

Paris is only 3 1/2 hours away from Geneva by the TGV (high speed train). Reaching a maximum speed of 270 km/h (170 m/h). It is one of the good ways to put a ‘tick in the box’ that you travelled one of the fastest trains in the world

geneva fountain in lake geneva
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One of the most fascinating sights in Geneva
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Rose Garden in Geneva
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Water fountain in Geneva lake
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This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016