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  • Flying to Switzerland
    Flying to Switzerland
    by sue_stone
  • Easyjet landing to Geneva
    Easyjet landing to Geneva
    by Tripack
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    Fly with baboo airline ;-)

    by Tripack Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    Baboo



    Flybaboo is a Geneva based regional airline opertaing with three Dash 8 Q300 (50 seats).
    This small company launched in 2003 offers interesting prices for these destinations:

    Ajaccio*
    Biarritz*
    Figari*
    Florence
    Geneva
    Ibiza *
    Lugano
    Marseille*
    Naples
    Nice
    Olbia*
    Rome
    St-Tropez*
    Valencia
    Venice

    * seasonal flights


    This particular airlines offer interesting last minute single leg fares for Seniors (over the age of 65) and Juniors (2-25 y.o.).

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    • Budget Travel

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    Cheap flights to Switzerland ???

    by Tripack Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    Easyjet landing to Geneva

    Geneva is the main Swiss platform for Easyjet. You could flight for cool prices from/to :

    - Belgium (Brussels)

    - Czech Republic (Prague)

    - France (Paris Orly, Nice, Bordeaux)

    - Germany (Berlin Schoenefeld, Hamburg)

    - Great Britain (Birmingham***, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edimbourg, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Newcastle, Nottingham East Midlands)

    - Hungary (Budapest)

    - Italy (Rome Ciampino, Olbia Sardinia, Cagliari)

    - Irland (Belfast Intl)

    - Morocco (Marrakech) - NEW operating from October 30th 2007

    - Netherlands (Amsterdam)

    - Portugal (Lisboa, Porto)

    - Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Ibiza, Palma de Majorque)
    - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - NEW operating from October 30th 2007

    *** NEW operating from December 14th 2007



    For more low cost airlines to/from Switzerland, have a look to this interesting website >>> Flight for less to Switzerland

    So no excuse by saying Switzerland is too expensive... at least not for the flights tickets ;-)

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    Flying to/from Geneva and getting to/from airport

    by sue_stone Written Aug 10, 2008

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    Flying to Switzerland

    In July 2008 we travelled to/from Switzerland with British Airways from London Heathrow, flying into Zurich and back out of Geneva a week later. The flight from Geneva to London was around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Geneva International Airport is located just 4-5km from the city centre. This modern airport is a port for around 50 different airlines, and planes from here fly directly to over 100 destinations.

    Getting from the airport into central Geneva (or vice-versa) is very easy. We chose to use the rail link. Trains depart every 12 minutes from the airport to the central station, Gare Cornavin, and the journey takes only 6 minutes. The train station is only a short (undercover) walk from the terminal.

    There is also a bus - Number 10, which departs approximately every 10 minutes, also going to Gare Cornavin. This trip takes around 15 minutes. Of course taxi is also an option, and you will see a taxi rank in front of the terminal. The fare to the city centre should be around CHF 30-35 (July 2008), depending on traffic.

    On arrival, if you are planning on using public transport into Geneva, make sure you pick up your free tickets from machines in the baggage collection area. These tickets will allow you to use public transport for 80 minutes, giving you ample time to get into town.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Trains

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    By plane: Easyjet flyes to...

    by prunila Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By plane: Easyjet flyes to Geneva. Great prizes!
    Swiss trains are very expensive but very good. Find timetables and offers at their site www.cff.ch

    You can find MORE INFO at the tourist office: Geneva Tourism , Rue de Mont-Blanc 18 , 1211 Genève , Email: info@geneva-tourism.ch , www.geneva-tourism.ch

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    By Airplane: The International...

    by iavormar Written Aug 25, 2002

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    By Airplane: The International Airport of Geneva offers direct regular services to more than 80 destinations. One among its advantages is its privileged situation at 4,5 km from the town centre. A rail-link makes it possible to reach the centre in only five minutes. The airport has several bars and restaurants, shopping arcades and tax-free shops as well as a centre for businessmen. There are more than 6000 parking places and all the well known car rental companies are represented. There are several hotels near by.
    It depends on what do you want to use - Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) (at http://www.tpg.ch/) or coach tour operators. The public transport is ok and the city is not so far from the airport.

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  • By Air...

    by Tal_A Written Aug 25, 2002

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    By Air
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    Cointrin (tel. 022/799-31-11), Geneva's airport and the second-largest international airport in Switzerland, is served by several airlines that fly directly to the city from New York, Toronto, and London. Contact Air Canada (tel. 800/263-0882), Continental (tel. 800/231-0856), Delta (tel. 800/221-1212), Swissair (tel. 800/221-4750), and United Airlines (tel. 800/241-6522). Swissair serves the airport most frequently. Crossair, the domestic airline, connects Cointrin to Bern, Zürich, Lugano, and other Swiss cities--as well as to several European capitals.

    FROM THE U.K.
    Service to Geneva has greatly improved. There are now six nonstop flights daily by British Airways (tel. 020/8897-4000; outside London, 0345/222-111) and four by Swissair (tel. 020/7434-7300) from Heathrow. The flying time is 1 hour 30 minutes. There are British Airways flights from Gatwick, also.
    BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND TOWN
    By Bus
    There is regular bus service from the airport to the center of Geneva. The bus takes about 20 minutes, and the fare is 2.20 SF. Some of the city's hotels also have their own shuttle system.

    By Limousine
    Ambassador Cab Service (tel. 022/732-31-32) and Executive Car Service (tel. 022/732-79-77) rent private limousines; some luxury hotels either keep their own fleet or will arrange one through the concierge.

    By Taxi
    Taxis are plentiful but very expensive, charging at least 25 SF to the city center. Tips are expected for luggage only.

    By Train
    Cointrin has a direct rail link with Cornavin (tel. 022/731-64-50), the city's main train station, in the center of town. Trains run about every 10 minutes from 5:30 AM to midnight. The trip takes about six minutes, and the fare is 5 SF.



    By Bus
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    Bus tours generally arrive at and depart from the Gare Routière de Genève (bus station, tel. 022/732-02-30), at place Dorcière, just off rue du Mont-Blanc, behind the English church in the city center.


    By Car
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    Approaching Geneva by car is straightforward enough, as a major expressway (N1) enters from the north via Lac Léman's northern shore, connecting through Lausanne by way of either Bern (N12) or Martigny in the Valais (N9). It's easy to enter from France, either from Grenoble to the south or Lyon to the southwest, as border controls are minimal. From the Valais, you also can approach Geneva from the scenic southern shore of Lac Léman, via Evian-les-Bains. (You will, of course, need your passport and vignette--Swiss road-tax sticker--no matter how brief the foray.)


    By Train
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    Cornavin (pl. de Cornavin, tel. 022/731-64-50) is an important terminus for the Swiss Federal Railroads, with direct expresses coming from most Swiss cities every hour.
    By combining the Hoverspeed rail-hovercraft-rail service to Paris, then the superb French train à grande vitesse (TGV), you can make it from the U.K. to Geneva in less than 12 hours. Leave London (Victoria) in mid-morning on the CityLink service to Paris (Gare du Nord), then transfer by Métro/RER to the Gare du Lyon for TGV transit to Switzerland. You'll be in Geneva by nightfall. Reservations are essential.

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    I travelled by easyjet. I was...

    by Brit_girl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I travelled by easyjet. I was delayed but the air crew are really nice and do treat you well.
    Buses, taxis and train. Taxis are somewhat pricey, the train that goes around the lake has beautiful views and is really smooth.

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    Air travel is the fastest way…

    by aliante1981 Written Oct 3, 2003
    A postcard of Swissair plane over Geneva

    That is, unless you live just across the French - Swiss border. You’d better walk in that case:))) For the rest of us, not fortunate enough to live that close to Geneva there are more common, traditional options - air travel, for instance.

    Geneva’s Cointrin International Airport is situated just 20-25 minutes of driving away from the city centre, just close to the commune of Meyrin (that’s were my parents and I stay when in Switzerland), and it receives all the international flights for that region of Switzerland and for the neighbouring departments of France, too.

    Both national flag carriers (Swiss International Airlines, Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, SAS, Aeroflot, Air France, JAL and others) and the cheaper Easyjet provide connections to (among others) London, Athens, Milan, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Copenhagen, Cairo and all the rest of major world destinations.

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  • It's best to go there by plane...

    by gry_berga Written Aug 24, 2002

    It's best to go there by plane or train
    If you're staying there for a time and you know you'll be going around, it's smart to buy a month pass you can use on the tram, train, bus and some of the boats!

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