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Airport of arrival: Geneva International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Geneva: 3 hours 20 minutes

Geneva is one of the world's leading cities of science and culture, built on the edge of Lake Geneva, where 4000 years of history, culture, science and nature unite. Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland, is located on the French border and the official language is French. This cultural city, which has preserved its nature, history and cultural structure, has many museums, parks, monuments and science centers such as CERN. This city, which has the head offices of many world-famous organizations, welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Planning a trip a few months in advance, you can easily find cheap flight tickets to Geneva all year round.

Geneva is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Geneva departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to 18 different cities within Turkey and 25 different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Geneva Henri Coandă (Otopeni) International Airport.

You can book your ticket in advance in order to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Geneva Airport, also known as Cointrin Airport, is the international airport of Geneva, the second largest city of Switzerland. Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Geneva Airport. The airport is located 4 km northwest of Geneva city center.

Geneva (Cointrin) International Airport

Geneva International Airport, which dates back to 1919, started to rise in civil aviation with the arrangements made in 1960. With an annual capacity of 15 million passengers, the airport has three terminals. The airport is a very modern airport equipped with facilities where passengers can meet their shopping, dining, entertainment and personal needs.

Transport from Geneva Airport to the City Center

You can use the train, public transport, taxi or shuttle to get to Geneva city center from the airport.

You can use the train, public transport, taxi or shuttle to get to Geneva city center from the airport.

The journey to the city center by train takes about 6 minutes and a free train ticket is provided for passengers arriving in the luggage room. The train station is within walking distance of the airport's shopping area. You can take a look at this link to see the departure times of the train services.

Buses to the city center can be found outside the terminal. Free tickets are also provided for these buses. Free tickets are available within 80 minutes. You can reach the city center in about 20 minutes by bus.

Private luxury limousine taxis and regular taxis are available upon request. Regular taxis arrive in the city center in about 20 minutes and cost around 70 CHF.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

There is a very developed public transportation in Geneva and its name is UNIRESO. By downloading the UNIRESO app to your phone you can see in detail the times and prices of all public transport in the city.

The city is accessible by train, bus, tram and taxi boats. You can purchase tickets or public transport cards at the airport or stations. Guests staying in a hotel, dormitory or camp can get their public transport card at the reception of their accommodation.

One-hour tickets are CHF 3, daily tickets are CHF 10, trip ticket for three stops and taxi boats are CHF 2. All public transport tickets and fees are the same. You can visit this link to see public transport lines.

In Geneva you can find a taxi around the clock. Taxis cost CHF 9-10 per kilometer.

Since Geneva is a tourism developed city, it offers a wide range of accommodation options. The Paquis, the Saint-Gervais Des / Grottes, the Cite and the Eaux-Vives districts are ideal places to stay as they are close to historic sites and entertainment centers. From these places you can easily reach the main attractions by foot or by bicycle. Although Geneva is a bit expensive in terms of accommodation compared to other European cities, there are also hotels that cater for different budgets.

You can follow the discounts made at different times of the year and the accommodation options at affordable prices with Pegasus Airlines and you can book your hotel in advance.

Geneva is one of the rare cities where you can find many dishes from the world cuisine. In addition to its unique chocolate, roast, fondue and raclatte cheese, there are more than a thousand restaurants where you can taste Turkish, African, Indian, South American and Asian flavors.

You can have a look at Geneva Food Guide page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Geneva more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

Switzerland is a country within the region of the Shengen Agreement and can be entered by obtaining a Shengen visa. If you are going to get your Shengen visa through Switzerland, you must first go to Switzerland. The main documents required to obtain a Shengen visa are hotel bookings, round-trip air tickets, travel insurance, and financial documents. You can find all the detailed information about the Switzerland visa in this link.

 

Neighbouring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Geneva.

  • Lyon, France (113 km)
  • Turin, Italy (172 km)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (225 km)
  • Freiburg, Germany (238 km)

 

Weather

Even though the weather is mild in Geneva, the winter months are quite cold with the cold coming from the Alps. Geneva, which is rainy in autumn, has warm weather from March to September.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +41
  • Geneva Area Code: 22
  • Airport Contact: +41 848 192 020
  • Police: 117
  • Fire: 118
  • Emergency Line: 114
  • Airport Taxi Service: +41 22 707 0420

Geneva is a city which is very developed in terms of tourism, has convenient and cheap transportation in the city and has preserved its history and nature very well. For this reason, we guarantee that you will enjoy every step you take in the city.

CERN, World Health Organization, UEFA, FIFA, UN, including the headquarters of world-renowned organizations in Geneva, culture, art, science and sports events are held every year. CERN Laboratory, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, United Nations Building are some of the places we mentioned.

Also you can visit St. Pierre Cathedral, Museum of Reform, Neuve Square, Adriana Museum, Museum of Art and History if you want to see the history of the city up close.

To learn more about Geneva, you can have a look at Geneva Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

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