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Geneva Tram

Geneva is well connected with trams, excellent. In front of the railway station, you could catch a tram to the Rue du Rhone or tram #15 to the Palais des Nations. By taking the tram and walking, you could easily explore Geneva at a fast pace and efficient.

The service is excellent. You need to buy a ticket at the machine, or using the Geneva day pass or like myself using the Swiss Pass. They have a ticket checker regularly, so do not board a tram without a ticket to avoid a big fine.

By comparing taking an LRT or MRT in Asia, the process to ride a tram is much easier as you don't need to take the stairs or escalator up and town. You don't need to go thru the barrier gate. It is so environmentally friendly, clean, and efficient.

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TPG Transport Public Genevois

Geneva offers an extensive public transports network named TPG. A good way to travel around Geneva without stress. The City is currently building a new tram line to Meyrin-CERN to solve the traffic congestion (2006-08).

Driving by cars inside the city could be tricky due to traffic jam during peaks hours, to find a car park (quite expensive) or as you need to own a special pass (only available for inhabitant areas) to stay in blue park zone.

Which ticket to choose (NB: automatic ticket machine don't give change):
- The One hour ticket for CHF 3.-
- The 9AM - Midnight card for CHF 7.- to travel freely from 9 a.m. to midnight
- Special Tourist 24 hours card for CHF 10.- for unlimited number of journeys. SA-SU valid for 2 passengers at full fare.
- Special Tourist 48 hours card for CHF 20.-
- Special Tourist 72 hours card for CHF 30.-

The tourist card can be obtained from unireso vendors and is also available at :
- the airport counter
- authorised hotels
- The Tourism Office.

Reduction available for kids, Swiss Half card...

GOOD NEWS : since 2007, all visitors staying at a hotel, youth hostel or camping in Geneva can benefit from the Geneva Transport Card, with no additional cost. This personal and non-transferable pass is established upon the visitor’s check-in in the hotel, youth hostel or camping of his (her) choice, enabling its holder to use of the entire public transportation network without restriction (bus, train and boat), with validity for the entire duration of his (her) stay including the departure day.
All info about Free Geneva Transport Card

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Jan 14, 2008

Geneva's transport

Trams and buses form the core of the transport network, with a few boats linking the two lakeshores. Taxis are only for the rich: you can hail them in the street, take them from the station and other ranks around town, or call 022/331 41 33, but with a Fr.6.30 flagfall, Fr.2.70 per kilometre (more on Sundays and at night) plus Fr.1 per piece of luggage, they’re only a ski-mask short of daylight robbery.

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Mar 29, 2005

The tram

If you need to get somewhere easily in Geneva take the tram, plus you will see more of the town. It is very easy to find. Please dont try this picture at home. Yes the tram was moving, but no one was hurt:)

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Jan 18, 2004
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Geneva: go slow

It's probably better if the blood doesn't rush to your head and you don't purchase that coveted Aston Martin at the motor show. Geneva is building an extensive tram system, and until they get it finished - scheduled for 2006 - they are digging up the roads in various parts of the city. What's the point of having a car capable of 250 kph when you are stuck in a jam behind two buses, a UN diplomat and a Coca Cola truck?

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The tram go around Geneva for 3.-FS one hour, the new one are with air condition. Nice view from the panoramic window

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Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

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Le Jet d'Eau

The 140m height fountain - the simbol of Geneva and the starting point of our short visit there. We've spent about one hour enjoying the view from all the angles and walking in the huge park on the...
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Flower Clock

If you're at the Jardin Anglais and aren't sure what time it is, there's an unusual and pretty way to tell the time. Constructed to celebrate Switzerland's long watch-making tradition, this clock made...
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Place du Bourg-de-four

200m from the cathedral I ended up at another square, Place du Bourg-de-four is actually the oldest square in Old Town! It used to be a Roman Forum (probably that explains the weird name of the...
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Old Town - Altstadt

Many of the buildings in the old town are adorned with elaborate frescos. This was a local custom in the 19th century and many of the old town buildings are adorned this way. The frescos range from...
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Maison Tavel

The Maison Tavel is the oldest house in Geneva. It is now a free entry museum. The Maison Tavel was built in the twelfth century by the Maison family. It was reconstructed in 1334 following a...
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