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Driving in Switzerland

Driving licence

Persons benefiting from judicial immunity on Swiss territory; VIP’s, diplomats and the personnel of missions, but not drivers, do not need to change their driving licence, even after a year, as long as the licence is still valid. More...



Bus - Cars

Coach Station of Geneva - between the railway station and the lake - serves a great number of European cities and many destinations close to France (Lyon, Grenoble, Megève, Chamonix, Thonon, Evian…)  

More... Coach Station of Geneva


PostBus: excursions in Switzerland

As Switzerland's leading bus company, PostBus offers its customers a wide range of services and solutions. Find out everything you need to know about their public scheduled routes, special transport and extra trips.




TPG: Transports Public Genevois

(Geneva Public Transport)

The bus route network of the canton of Geneva is very well organized.

Use the system maps, route maps and bus stop maps on the TPG website

Night Stop Service

Noctambus Service        Fridays and Saturdays evenings                                         between midnight and 4 pm



Railway  Stations - Swiss Rail: CFF

Cornavin Station & Geneva-Cointrin airport railway Station

The main Station of Geneva - Cornavin Station - is attached to the Swiss and French railway networks. It also serves the Geneva Cointrin airport: www.cff.ch


The CFF offer also other services:

Eaux-Vives Station

Eaux-Vives Station is located in the Eaux-Vives district. This station provides transit service to the French cities  Evian, Annecy, Chamonix, etc…More...French railway TER (trains by region)




Geneva gets several landing stages: a shuttle service  named Mouettes Genevoises provides several opportunities for crossing the "small" lake from one bank to the other one with a bus ticket.


Compagnie Générale de Navigation (CGN)

(General Company of Navigation)

Enjoy one of the several cruises on the Léman lake. More...on the website of the "Compagnie Générale de Navigation" CGN: www.cgn.ch.






Switzerland has 3 international airports:

The Geneva International Airport proposes a network of  a hundred or so destinations  spread right across the globe. A great advantage is the airport's proximitiy to the city centre: 5 kim (3 miles). A direct railway connection links the airport to the downtown railway station in 7 minutes.


Complete listing of the airlines that Cointrin hosts



      Plans piétons - Geneva at walking

Walking around Geneva: It's practical, pleasant, free - and good for you! 

      The map indicates distances in minutes.

And you can discover Geneva on foot the first Sundays of the month from May to October: Les dimanches à pied.






The City and the State of Geneva encourage cycling as a daily means of transport: With 78 km of mixed-use pathways criss-crossing the region,  there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city and nature on two wheels.

Learn more... Info vélos (in French only)



Free bike loan and bike rentals



Carte vélo de Genève ville et canton (in French only)

You can also discover cycling every first Saturdays of the month from April to September: Les samedis du vélo.