Around 59 regular airlines fly into and out of Geneva, including 16 non-European carriers. From the UK, direct flights are operated by both low-cost and full service airlines, including easyJet, KLM, British Airways and Swiss. Others such as Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, SAS and Air France offer non-direct flights with one stop at the operators’ main hub en route.
Exploring the Vaudois Alps
To the east of Lake Geneva, the Vaudois Alps offers around 260 miles of skiing and snowboarding pistes, as well as other winter sports to try out, like curling, ice-climbing, tobogganing and skating. You can be just as adventurous in the summer months, too, when the pastures fill with wildflowers and the mountain trails offer great opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.
Home to pretty alpine villages and the ski resort towns of Villars, Leysin and Les Diablerets, the Vaudois Alps make for a perfect active holiday regardless of the season. And aside from all the sporting options on offer, you can learn about the wine making in the region at the wine museum in Aigle Castle, or visit the nearby salt mines at Bex. And just wandering the streets of the famous Lake Geneva waterfront towns of Vevey, Montreaux and Lausanne is a treat in itself.
Flights to Geneva Airport
A ten-minute drive north of the city centre, Geneva Airport handles almost 16 million passengers per year, a high number of which are business travellers. With its network of 142 destinations, including 23 intercontinental routes, Geneva Airport is an important flight hub at the heart of Europe. With business travellers in mind, the airport offers extra VIP services, which can be organised for an additional charge. These include priority lanes, speedy security access, door-to-door passenger assistance and lounge access, and you’ll also find dedicated business class lounges for Air France, British Airways and Swiss flights.
Car hire companies are available at Geneva Airport on both the French and Swiss sides. Check your rental agreement if you’re planning on picking up a car from one country and dropping it off in the other, as you may be charged a fee.
Travelling from the airport to central Geneva is easy and fast. A frequent direct train runs from the airport terminal and takes just six minutes to reach Geneva-Cornavin station. Or jump on one of the six urban buses which serve the airport to and from various points in the city. Only one single ticket is needed to travel by train, bus, boat or tram in the entire France-Vaud-Geneva area.
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