Geneva Airport (GVA)

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Geneva Airport (IATA: GVA, ICAO: LSGG) is the main airport serving Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland. The airport is the second busiest airport in Switzerland and it is located 4 km northwest of the city centre, in the border with french border.

The airport serves as a hub for Swiss International Air Lines, easyJet Switzerland and Etihad Regional. Being Swiss International and easyJet the two companies with more destinations available.

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The passenger traffic in Geneva airport is growing rapidly and it is predicted to reach 25 million passengers in 2030. These numbers are the reason why the airport has started to built new facilities as the new Aile Est (East Wing).
In 2015, more than 15,6 million passengers used the Airport, being a new record. The airport has constantly growth since the 8 million passengers in 2000, except on years 2001 and 2009 when the traffic decreased.


Geneva Airport has two terminals, T1 and T2.


- Terminal (T1): It is the main terminal and is divided in 5 piers (A, B, C, D, F).

It consists in five levels:

- Arrivals Level

- Check-in Level

- Departures Level

The top two levels are used for restaurants & lounges and terrace viewing.


- Terminal (T2): It is only used in winter time by charter flights. There are not many facilities in this terminal.


On June 2016 Geneva Airport announced the start upgrading the main check in hall in Terminal 1 and it also planned to built the new long-haul pier Aile Est.  

Geneva Airport in numbers

- 1 runway (3,900m, the largest in Switzerland)

- 15,69 million passengers in 2015, with 147,558 aircraft movements

- 2 Terminals

- More than 10 restaurants and 15 bar/snacks

- More than 60 airlines with more than 100 destinations worldwide.

- Only 4 kilometres to city centre



Services at Geneva Airport include, among others:

- Bank, ATMs and Currency Exchange

- Wellness Centre

- Dry Cleaning

- Free WiFi

- Conference Rooms

- Shops, Restaurants, Bars,

- Lounges and VIP services


The airport is only 4 km from Geneva city centre, and is easily reachable by train or bus. Is one of the best communicated airports in Europe. Furthermore, the arriving passengers can pick up a free ticket for public transport in the baggage claim area. (It lasts 80 minutes).


There are mainly two options:


- Train: There is a railway station in the airport with direct access to check-in and arrivals level. It takes only 6 minutes to reach the city centre.


- Buses: There are various lines that stops in the airport.


Taxis, Car Rentals or shuttle are available as well. There is also transportation to go to France.

Busiest routes at Geneva Airport

- London

- Paris

- Amsterdam

- Brussels

- Lisbon


Contact information

Address:Route de l'AĆ©roport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 717 71 11


Lost and Found

Inside or outside the airport (public area):

- Police: tel. +4122 427 57 90 (from 07:00 to 19:00h).

- Cantonal Lost Property Service: Phone: +41 22 546 09 00 (from 07:30h to 12:00h - 13:00h to 16:00h from Monday to Friday).