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Geneva Cointrin Airport Guide (GVA)

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Geneva International Airport (GVA) is located 2.5 miles northwest of Geneva, Switzerland. The airport was founded in 1919 and was formerly known as Cointrin Airport. In 2012, Geneva International Airport handles more than 13.8 million passengers. Part of the airport sits along the French-Swiss border.

Transfer between Terminals

Geneva airport has two passenger terminals, T1 and T2. T1 is also known as Main terminal and is divided into 5 piers, A, B, C, D, and F. Pier F, also known as the French Sector, is used exclusively for passengers arriving from, or departing to French destinations. Genève Aéroport’s Terminal 2 can be reached via TPG bus (routes 10, 23 and 28).

Nearby Airport Hotels

Ibis Geneve Aeroport, 10 Chemin de la Violette, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland, This hotel boasts on-site dining and a free shuttle bus service that  transports guests to and from the airport. Nash Airport Hotel, Chemin de la Violette 11, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland, Located near the airport, this hotel offers its guests on-site dining, free wireless internet connection, and access to a fitness center.

Transport into Town

Rail: The CFF airport railway station has access to the airport and offers connections to the Swiss and European rail network. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station. Bus: The Y bus provides service between Ferney-Mairie and Val Thoiry. Buses route F, route 57, route 28, route 23, route 10, and route 5 service the airport and provide transportation to the surrounding area. Shuttle: The Frossard transportation company operate a scheduled coach service between Genève Aéroport and Annecy. The Grenoble-based Semi-Public Company SEM-VFD travels to Chambery SNCF train station, Crolles Le Rafour, and Grenoble coach station.

Airport Lounges

There are eight special lounges inside the Geneva International Airport. Dnata Skyview Lounge is located inside the Main Terminal on the Mezzanine Level, and is open from 6am - 8:30pm. Horizon Business Lounge is located in the Main Terminal on the Mezzanine Level, and is open from 6am - 10pm. Horizon VIP Lounge is located in the Main Terminal, and is open from 6am - 8:30pm. Swiss Business Class Lounge is located in the Main Terminal, and is open from 6am - 9:30pm. Geneva International Airport is also home to lounges operated by Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Swiss.

Major Airlines

Geneva International Airport is a hub for easy Jet Switzerland and Darwin Airline. It is also a focus city for Swiss International Air Lines, including Swiss European Air Lines. The airline Baboo had its head office on the grounds of the airport.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the Geneva International Airport. T2 has only one restaurant and no duty-free shops. There is a children’s play area located between Gates A5 and A8, and a meditation room is also located in the Transit Area on the mezzanine level.

Car Parking

Long-term parking in P1 offers covered parking with direct access to the Main Terminal. Long-term parking in P1 costs 32 CHF for one day. Reserved parking is located in P1 on level 2 with direct access to the Main Terminal. Reserved parking in P1 costs 52 CHF for one day. Valet parking in P1 costs 58 CHF for one day. Long-term parking in P51 offers mostly covered parking 500 meters from the airport. Long-term parking in P51 costs 29 CHF for one day. Long-term parking in P26 is partially covered parking and costs 29 CHF for one day. Reserved parking in P26 offers covered parking 10 minutes from the terminal. Reserved parking in P26 costs 39 CHF for one day. Long-term parking in the P20 French Sector costs 32 CHF for one day. Parking in the P31-32 at CFF Station offers covered long-term parking. Parking at P31-32 costs 32 CHF for one day. Short-term parking at P1 and P2 costs 3 CHF for one hour.

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