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Geneva - Driving Directions

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The main Swiss sector of the airport is accessible from the N1 airport motorway. From France, take the A40 (motorway) to the border and then the N1. In order to avoid Swiss territory entirely, drive direct to the French sector via Ferney-Voltaire, near Collonges on the D-984; at Ferney-Voltaire, follow the signs for Geneva and, just before Swiss customs, take the road on the right to the airport French sector.

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Geneva - Public Transport

GENEVE AND REGION:

Unireso

Geneva city centre is very close to the Airport. It is easily reachable by train or by bus using the united network of public transport Unireso. Only one single ticket is required to travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the area France-Vaud-Geneva.

Train is the easiest way to reach Geneva city centre: 8 minutes between the Airport and Cornavin central station (every 15 minutes). All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin (city centre). The Airport railway station has direct access to the Airport Departure/Arrival levels.

The following urban buses stop at the airport (bus stops at the Departure level, in front of the train station):

to Geneva city centre: bus 10 (every 10 minutes); to international organisations and the lake or to Meyrin: bus 28 (every 20 minutes); to Lancy: bus 18 (every 30 minutes).

Tourist information and public transport tickets are available at the Unireso information desk in the arrival hall after the customs. Tickets can also be purchased from ticket machines located at the stops (small change CHF or Euro required) and at the train station.

SWITZERLAND:

Swiss rail network

The airport offers direct connections to the Swiss and European rail network. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin (town centre).

The Airport railway station has direct access to the airport Departure/Arrival levels

FRANCE:

Shuttle from/to Grenoble, Chambery, Lyon:

Attention: the PRESTIGE TRAVEL shuttles service between Geneva and Grenoble will not be assured during December 2006.

The private company PRESTIGE TRAVEL (under the appellation "Aero-Express") serves regular shuttle services (minibus) to the Geneva International Airport (AIG).

Timetables and prices

from/to Grenoble

from/to Chambery

from/to Lyon

Advantages

- fast (2 hourstravel time)

- scheduled shuttle services

- cost saving (no tolls or motorway sticker, fuel, parking charges!)

Conditions Reservation required minimum 48 hours in advance through your travel agent or directly to Perstige Travel.

Contact

PRESTIGE TRAVEL

Tel. +33 4 38 02 13 33 - Fax +33 4 38 02 08 42

E-mail: prestigetravel@ wanadoo.fr

Bus from/to the principal towns of Rhone-Alpes district

> Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon, Valence, etc.

Important: the bus from/to France leave from the coach station of Geneva in the center town (5 minutes walking from the central station of Geneva-Cornavin). To go to the coach station from the airport, it's recommended to take the bus number 10.

Opening time

The road Station is open every day of the year from 06:45 to 20:30, it informs on the regional lines by coach, winter like summer.

Contacts

www.coach-station.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.coach-station.com (possibility of reserving on line)

tel. +41 22 732 02 30

Trains from/to the principal towns of Rhone-Alpes district

> Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon, Valence, etc.

Vers le site www.sncf.fr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.sncf.fr (SNCF)

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Important: the trains from/to France leave from the central station of Geneva-Cornavin. Since the station of the airport, 5 trains per hour (route 6 minutes) join the central station of Geneva-Cornavin.

SKI RESORTS:

To/from swiss ski stations:

Only by train CFF aiport departures (no bus).

To/from french ski stations: Aeroski-bus

Reservation

For the stations of Tarentaise exclusively (example: Méribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, Les Arcs, Les Ménuires, La Plagne, etc..) seat reservation are required and can be made directly:

1. website Alpski-bus

2. Airport Accueil-France office:

Tel: +4122 798 20 00

Fax: +4122 788 00 82

E-mail: acc-france@ bluewin.ch

3. Geneva coach station Tel. 0900 320 230

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For the other stations (example: Chamonix, Morzine, Avoriaz, Flaine, Megeve, Les Gets, Samoëns, etc...) reservation possible:

1. website Altibus ( www.altibus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.altibus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.altibus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.altibus.com /)

2. Geneva coach station Tel. 0900 320 230 (http://212.203.98.98/WW70AWP/ WW70AWP.EXE/CONNECT/GARE_ROUTIERE )

Tickets sale at the airport

Tickets are sold directly at the airport the day of departure.

International sector: at the "Tourism information/coach station" counter on the arrivals level. French sector: at the "Accueil France ( www.accueil-france.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.accueil-france.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.accueil-france.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.accueil-france.org /)" counter. Tel: +41 22 798 20 00 - Fax: +41 22 788 00 82, E-mail: acc-france@ bluewin.ch

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TAXI:

Useful information

Taxis in Geneva can be ordered by phone, hailed in the street or found at about 60 authorised taxi ranks in town, airport and main station.

Fares between airport and city range from about CHF 30.- to CHF 35.- and depend on traffic conditions, time of day and number of passengers. Presently, the fare within Geneva, including airport, is the amount shown on the taximeter.

The driver will request a small extra charge for luggage. Tip and VAT are included.

Basic charge: CHF 6.30 + kilometre CHF 3.20

Kilometre:

• Out of canton: CHF 3.80

• Nights, Sundays, public holidays: CHF 3.80

• 4 or more passengers: CHF 3.80

Waiting time, per hour: CHF 60.-

Luggage/animal: CHF 1.50

Fares are supervised by the police authority and are subject to change. In case of difficulties, note the cab’s identity number and ask for a receipt.

Taxis: Swiss side (arrivals level)

Coopérative Taxis 202 +41 22 3 202 202 www.taxis.ch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.taxis.ch

AA New Cab SA +41 22 320 20 20

Taxi-Phone Centrale SA Geneve +41 22 33 141 33 www.taxi-phone.ch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.taxi-phone.ch

Ambassador Limousine +4122 731 92 70 www.ambassador-limousine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.ambassador-limousine.com

Taxis: French sector

Stand telephone +33 450 28 00 00

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Geneva - Car Parking

P1 long term: Covered long term parking with direct access to the main terminal, the most practical.

P20 french sector: Covered long term parking situated in the French sector.

P31-32-33 CFF station: Long term parking partially covered, in continuation of the CFF station and the galleries.

P51 long term: Long term parking for the greater part covered in 300m with the main terminal, the cheaper.

P2 arrivals: Open air parking short duration (max 1 hour) with direct access to the Arrivals level.

P2 arrivals: Open air parking short duration (max 1 hour) with direct access to the Arrivals level.

If all the car parks are full

Here are a couple of recommendations:

Use public transport with the possibility of checking in baggage on the day before departure at the main railway stations in French-speaking Switzerland. One of the advantages of Geneva International Airport is that it is served not only by the TPG (Geneva public transport) nr 10, 18 and 28 buses but also by the CFF (Federal Railways) trains. Get someone to take you, in which case it is possible to drop off passengers and baggage at the Airport cark park P3 on the departure level: the entry ticket is valid for 10 minutes for free exit.

Height of vehicles

If your vehicle is higher than 2 m, you can park in the arrival parking (P2), limited to 2.70 m, to the rate of P1. To do it, having parked your vehicle in P2, it is necessary to go to the cash desk of the Centre de contrôle des parkings with your ticket and to announce that your vehicle is too high for P1.

If your vehicle is higher than 2.70 m, please contact the Police de Sécurité Interntionale (PSI), tel. +4122 427 92 22.

Parking information (availability, prices, maps, etc.)

Car park opening hours

The car park Control Centre (tel. +4122 717 70 99) on the arrivals level is open 24hrs a day.

The opening hours of the car parks are as follows:

P1 unlimited: 04:40 to 23:30* P2 arrivals: 24hrs P3 departures: 24hrs P20 French sector: 05:00 to 23:30* P31-32-33 railway station: 24hrs P51 unlimited: 24hrs Closing time adjusted if flights are delayed.

For further information, please contact the Centre de controle des parkings, tel. +4122 717 70 99, e-mail.

Parking spaces for the disabled

The various car parks at the Airport have spaces reserved for the disabled:

P1 unlimited: 10 spaces on level -3, next to the lifts (about 50 m from the main terminal). P2 arrivals: 2 spaces in the middle of the car park, next to the pedestrian crossing. P3 departures: 2 spaces in the middle of the car park, next to the pedestrian crossing. P20 French sector: 2 spaces on the upper level and 2 spaces on the lower level, near the sliding doors leading to the main terminal. P31 CFF railway station: 1 space. P51 unlimited: 2 spaces on each floor, next to the lifts (about 300 m from, the main terminal).

Motorbike parks: Two motorbike parks are outside of the Arrival level. They are free and partially covered.

Valet Parking

The Valet Parking service, managed by Europcar, is a quick and practical way to park your car at the Airport. All you need to do is leave your vehicle in one of the Valet Parking reserved spaces in Car park P1 (level -2) and drop your key off at the Europcar counter. On your return, your car will be ready and waiting for you.

Parking space guaranteed!

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 05:30 to 23:30.

Information: tel. +4122 717 81 11

www.valetparking.ch

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Geneva - Intra Terminal Transfer

Car parks are in walking distance to terminal.

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Geneva - Car Hire

°Swiss Sector:

Europcar 07:00-23:30 +4122 717 82 37

Hertz 07:00-23:00 +4122 717 80 80

Avis 06:30-23:15 +4122 929 03 30

Budget 08:00-23:00 +4122 717 86 75

National 07:00-23:00 +4122 717 84 30

Alamo 07:00-23:00 +4122 717 84 30

Sixt 07:00-23:30 +4122 717 84 10

°French Sector

Europcar France 07:30-23:00* +4122 717 85 96

Hertz France 07:30-23:00** +4122 717 86 80

Avis France 07:00-23:00* +4122 798 33 21

Citer France 07:00-23:00 +4122 717 86 10

National 07:00-23:00 +4122 717 86 10,

Saturday 07:30-22:00, Sunday 08:00-22:30 Saturday-Sunday 07:30-22:00

Cars hired in French sector

If you have hired a car in the French sector, you can reach the French sector, even if you land in the international one. How to proceed? At your arrival:

1. pass through the passport control;

2. pick up your luggages;

3. go out in Swiss side like the others passengers (arrival level);

4. go upstairs to the check-in level to reach the French side;

5. cross the customs (on the right of the check-in hall). Attention: you necessarily have to show your contract for care hiring.

For departure, you can bring back your car to the French side, do your check-in there and reach the international sector via the transit area.

Next: Geneva Info And Helpdesks »

Geneva - Info And Helpdesks

Information desks (tel: (0)22 717 7105) are situated in the transit area and on the Arrivals level. The French sector has its own help desk. There are different tourist information offices for Swiss and French regions, located in the Arrivals areas of each sector.

Next: Geneva Airport Facilities »

Geneva - Airport Facilities

BANKS:

American Express Change

Foreign exchange of all currencies. 6am - 9 pm., Phone: +4122 717 86 98, www.americanexpress.ch

Gare CFF - Change

Change, sending of money abroad (Western Union), Phone: 0512 25 22 11

Global Refund: Recovery of tax on any object contained in hold baggage must be arranged before check-in. Cash your Tax-free Shopping Cheque at the American Express Change Office (06h00 - 21h00).

Phone: +411 805 60 70, www.globalrefund.com

UBS

UBS Bancomat, UBS Bancomat Plus, UBS Multimat and Advisory. 8am - 6pm., Phone: +4122 306 14 88, www.ubs.ch

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HAIRDRESSER:

Coiffure Aéroport: Salon de coiffure mixte, situé au niveau Départ.

Phone: +4122 798 27 77

Coiffure Aéroport: Salon de coiffure mixte, situé au niveau Galerie Gare CFF.

Phone: +4122 788 76 77

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WELLNESS:

Les Bronzés: Self-solarium open every day from 8.30 am to 8.00 pm.

www.lesbronzes.ch

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Rent-a-phone: Mobile phone rental.

Phone: +4122 717 82 63

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LEFT LUGGAGE:

CFF baggage arcades (railway station level): Open from 7:00 to 19:30. CFF railway station arcade, beside the CFF/SBB counter.

Tariffs: CHF 7.- per day and per baggage, unlimited duration and dimensions. Phone: 051225 23 80 or 0512 25 22 11

Automatic baggage lockers (railway station level): Open from 05:40 to 23:50. CFF railway station level, in front of the CFF/SBB counter.

Tariffs depends on locker size, maximum 3 days: CHF 4.- per day (W 245 cm x H 420 cm x D 765 cm), CHF 5.- per day (W 350 cm x H 600 cm x D 770 cm), CHF 7.- per day (W 445 cm x H 610 cm x D 895 cm)

Automatic baggage lockers (arrival level): Open 24hrs a day. Arrival level, outside the building (coach departure zone).

Tariffs depends on locker size, maximum 3 days: CHF 4.- per day (W 245 cm x H 420 cm x D 765 cm), CHF 5.- per day (W 350 cm x H 600 cm x D 770 cm), CHF 7.- per day (W 445 cm x H 610 cm x D 895 cm)

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DEPOSITS:

Key deposit: From 6:00 am to 9:00 pm: check-in level, desk nr 80; After 9:00 pm: arrival level, Swissport desk (beside the customs).

Tariffs: CHF 10.-; Phone: +4122 799 38 81

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POST OFFICE:

La Poste: Monday to Friday 07:30 to 18:00, Saturday 08:30 to 12:00.

Phone: +4122 798 11 55, www.poste.ch

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PRESSING:

Pressing "En 5 Sec": Laundry, Dry-cleaning.

Phone: +4122 788 60 40, www.en5sec.ch

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TRAVEL AGENCIES:

Agence de voyage CFF: Rail and air tickets and arrangements.

Phone: 0512 / 25.22.31; www.cff.ch

L'TUR: Travel agency: packages, tickets and last minute.

Phone: +4122 / 920.20.10; www.ltur.fr

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SERVICES FOR THE PASSANGERS:

Porters - ISS Facility Services: 2 cases for CHF 5.00

Phone: +4179 290 20 23

Welcome Geneva: Meeting the passenger at the aircraft. Escorting the pasenger as far as passport control. Passport control facilities made easier. Private room provided in the luggage retrieval area. Luggage transport by a porter.

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FOOD&DRINKS: There are many differents bars, cafés, snack bars and restaurants.

SHOPPING: There is wide range of shops including duty free.

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Geneva - Conference Facilities

Business corner: Photocopying, photo booth, do-it-yourself visiting cards, fax and telephone payable by credit card.

"SKYCOM" Business center

Reception, bookings:

private offices

conference rooms

secretarial and translation services

catering service

+4122 717 78 00

Skycom, the business center of Geneva International Airport, places at your disposal the infrastructures necessary for:

hold a meeting organize a seminar use a computer and internet use a phone, send or receive a fax

Information

Skycom Geneva Airport Business Center

Case postale

1215 Geneve 15

Phone: +41 22 717 78 00

Fax: +41 22 788 14 31

Mail: skycom@ bluewin.ch

Opened Monday at Friday,

from 8 AM to 6 PM.

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Geneva - Handicapped Facilities

Accessibility

The airport public area and the car parks are completely accessible for wheelchairs.

Parking spaces for the disabled

The various car parks at the Airport have spaces reserved for the disabled:

P1 unlimited: 10 spaces on level -3, next to the lifts (about 50 m from the main terminal). P2 arrivals: 2 spaces in the middle of the car park, next to the pedestrian crossing. P3 departures: 2 spaces in the middle of the car park, next to the pedestrian crossing. P20 French sector: 2 spaces on the upper level and 2 spaces on the lower level, near the sliding doors leading to the main terminal. P31 CFF railway station: 1 space. P51 unlimited: 2 spaces on each floor, next to the lifts (about 300 m from, the main terminal).

Special Assistance

If you need special assistance, please ask the specific desk. A trained staff will help you from your departure to your arrival.

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Geneva - Wireless Lan

Public Wireless LAN:

Hotspot from Swisscom Mobile in the whole terminal:

Value Cards available at Rent-a-Phone (Arrival level), Leaders (Transit area) or American Express (Departure, Arrival and Transit level). Credit cards can be used.

Next: Geneva Hotels »

Geneva - Hotels

Hotels listed bellow provide FREE shuttle buses every 20 minutes from 06:00 outside the "Arrival" level for the following hotels:

Crowne Plaza Geneva

496 rooms

+4122 747 02 63

reservations@ cpgeneva.ch

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Express by Holiday Inn

155 rooms

+41 22 939 39 39

info@ expressgeneva.com

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Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva

350 rooms

+4122 717 16 03

reservation.geneva.airport @ moevenpick.com

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NH Geneva Airport Hotel

starstarstarstar

189 rooms

+41 22 989 95 06

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Ramada Park Hotel

308 rooms

+41 22 710 30 00

resa@ ramadaparkhotel.ch

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Hotels listed bellow provide FREE shuttle buses on demand from 07:00 to 23:00 for the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Thoiry (France)

starstarstarstar

95 rooms

+33 4 50 99 19 99

hi.sales @ wanadoo.fr

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Best Western Chavannes-de-Bogis

180 rooms

+41 22 960 81 81

reservation@ hotel-chavannes.ch

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Ibis

109 rooms

+41 22 710 95 00

h3535@ accor-hotels.com

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La Villa du Lac

90 rooms

+33 6 83 27 23 29

info@ lavilladulac.com

Novotel (France)

+33 4 50 40 85 23

ho422@ accor-hotels.com

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Phoenix

26 rooms

+41 22 710 03 03

info@ hotel.phoenix.ch

http://www.hotels-suisse.ch/phoenix /

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Geneva - News Update

As of Thursday, 12 October 2006, "Checky" has been officially in operation at Geneva International Airport. "Checky" is the name given to the CUSS (Common Use Self-Service) system enabling passengers to check in themselves and their luggage using automatic kiosks shared by most of the airlines.

For decades, people checked in at desks shared by all the airlines, but operated by one handling agent. When the first automatic check-in kiosks appeared, some airlines wanted to develop their own systems. These "dedicated" kiosks could be used most of the time only by certain customers.

Now, it is unification time. Geneva International Airport has taken a pioneering step in this approach, the aim being to achieve more flexible check-in hall management, thus improving passenger flow and hence the passenger experience. To that end, Geneva International Airport introduced CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) in 2003, a computerised interface enabling any airline system to use the check-in counters.

With CUSS, passengers will be able to check in themselves and their baggage, and in some cases have their travel document (passport) read optically at any of the 16 kiosks currently installed. With smoother management of check-in operations, it will be possible to improve total capacity at peak periods in particular, and thus also make it more convenient for passengers, who will no longer have to put up with long queues.

To ensure that this complex operation is a success, Geneva International Airport has joined a steering committee with the International Air transport Association (IATA), and also the international aeronautical telecommunications company SITA, headquartered in Geneva. A working party in which the Airport is joined by the handling agents and the airlines has been tracking the development of the CUSS, one of the very first to become operational.

Flyer 'Checky' - fichier pdf 0.2 MoAt the time of its introduction, the CUSS is servicing Swiss, Lufthansa, Austrian and LOT, soon to be joined by British Airways and KLM.

Geneva International Airport will provide qualified staff to familiarise people with "Checky" and to help those who will be using it for the first time.

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