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Travelling Around Geneva

Geneva is quite an easy city to get around as it has good public transport network, the Swiss Federal Railway is very reliable, you also have a wide selection of transport to choose from including trams, bus's and trains.

Travelling around Geneva
Travelling Around Geneva by Car.

Switzerland and Geneva are centrally situated in Europe and travelling around Switzerland by car is quite easy with Geneva been only 40 km away from Annecy and 80 km away from Chamonix by means of customs at Bardonnex - Saint-Julien, motorway stickers are compulsory in order to pass through.

Procure of the tax sticker in the motorway is obligatory to drive on to the Swiss motorways, drivers can get communal parking at the southern end of the Mt. Blanc Bridge, under the Plaine de Plainpalai and in Place de Cornavin, it's much easier to find parking space in these huge car parks than on Geneva's streets, car parks are quite close to many of Geneva's attractions.

Travelling Around Geneva by Train.

The Swiss Federal Railway provides Geneva's Gare de Cornavin trains to many destinations in Europe and Switzerland, high speed trains normally run every hour to Paris, Venice and Milan and by Swiss-Italian Cisalpino.

The French SNCF has a station located in Eaux Vives that can be reached from Cornavin on the number 16 tram, this route goes through Chamonix, Mt. Blanc and Annemasse. All trains incoming to Gare de Cornavin will typically have Geneva airport as the final destination.

Travelling around Geneva by Bicycle.

Geneva is a huge town to travel around by bicycle, most of Geneva is quite flat apart from the old-town and if you want to learn some great cycle routes then the wonderfully planned VELO-LOVE plan de ville is available from many of Geneva's shops. A popular shop for loaning bicycles for free is the Genève Roule, bicycle hire is normally available from April 30th through to October 30th, an Id card needs to be shown and a refundable deposit of 50 Swiss francs is required.

Genève Roule
Tel: +41 (0) 22 740 13 43

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