Book Cheap International Flights to Geneva Airport (GVA)
When you book cheap flights to Geneva, you will land at the Geneva Airport (GVA) which is also unofficially called the “Cointrin Airport”. The airport which is the main hub for leading international carriers such as Swiss International Airlines, Etihad and EasyJet, is just 4km from the city centre. The Geneva Airport was first created as a simple air field in 1919 and has been developed and expanded ever since.
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Getting To & From Geneva Airport
GVA Airport is quite easy to get to and from with the various types of transport options available. If you have booked your stay at one of the participating hotels, guest houses or hostels, you will be entitled to a complimentary transport card. This allows you free use of trams, buses, trains and boats in Geneva. The airport also offers free shuttle services to some of the hotels in the city and also offers connections to the Swiss European rail network.
Car hire and taxi hire can also be arranged from the airport of city centre, but both of these options can be pricey in Geneva. Once you have made it to the city, you can get around with your free transport card or even opt to hire a bicycle to tour the city. Bike hire is a popular form of transport in and around the city.
Airlines Servicing Geneva Airport From South Africa
You can book cheap flights to Geneva Airport (GVA) from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Airlines that fly to Geneva Airport from South Africa include Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Visa & Customs
South African travelers flying to Geneva must have a Schengen visa and a valid South African passport. The Schengen visa must be applied for at least 3 months prior to intended travel.
Geneva Airport Statistics
Approximately 16 million passengers pass through Geneva airport each year and it is expected that it could increase to over 25 million passengers by 2030. The airport has one concrete runway that supports one aircraft every 90 seconds between 6am and midnight each day. There are 189 840 aircraft movements each year. The airport has a 79% on time departure success rate too.
Main Services at Geneva International Airport (GVA)
The Geneva Airport consists of two passenger terminals. T1 is larger and is used for most of the flights while T2 is only used seasonally, when required. The passenger terminals offer shopping facilities for food and chocolates, duty free products, fashion, accessories, jewellery, medication, beauty products, photography, mobile products, books, souvenirs and gifts. There is also a selection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and tea rooms to choose from.
In terms of terminal services, passengers have access to banks, currency exchange counters, post office and travel services. Some of the restaurants are open for 24 hours a day and all passengers are provided with free access to Wi-Fi.
Accommodation at or Near the Geneva Airport
While there is no hotel situated within the Geneva Airport, there are a few that are within a few minutes of it. These include the following: Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Centre (3 minutes away with a free shuttle offered every 15 minutes), Ibis Geneva Aeroport (4 minutes away with a free shuttle offered every 20 minutes), Nash Airport Hotel (5 minutes away with a free shuttle offered every 20 minutes).
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