Transport in Geneva: How to get around

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Transport in Geneva: How to get around

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Transport in Geneva: How to get around

Geneva is a buzzing, vibrant city. That’s why the issue of mobility is so important. And as you’ll discover, there are plenty of transport options available! You just need to pick the one that suits you best!

By public transport

Public transport is probably the best way of getting around Geneva, as the city boasts a dense and varied transport network that will help you reach your destination fast. You will have a choice between the different types of vehicles provided by TPG, short for Transports Publics Genevois, i.e. tram, bus and trolleybus, not to mention the Noctambus service catering for night owls.

Moreover, it’s worth remembering that during your stay at one of the Manotel Group hotels, you’ll receive a free public transport pass. The group’s six establishments are all ideally located, close to public transport links and the international organisations, as well being handy for the business districts and the liveliest parts of the city. The Cornavin mainline railway station is just a few minutes away, and the international airport not much further (15 minutes).

What’s more, did you know that you can also travel around Geneva by boat? It’s an original way of getting about that gives you a whole new perspective on Switzerland’s second biggest city! Fancy observing the Geneva Water Fountain from a novel new angle? No problem!
The ‘Mouettes genevoises fleet of iconic red and yellow boats will transport you from quay to quay around the Lake.

By bike

For those of you who don’t mind a bit of exertion while travelling, cycling has got to be the ideal solution. Year on year, the city of Geneva has been expanding its cycle network in order to give prime position to this sustainable form of transport. Why not take advantage of the cycle hire service located close to the Gare Cornavin, which is itself just a stone’s throw from the Hôtel Auteuil, Hôtel Royal and Hôtel Kipling? Happy pedalling!

By taxi

If you’ve got an important meeting, need to get to the airport or want to get back from your night out the easy way, taxi is most likely the best solution! After all, Geneva’s taxi drivers know the city like the back of their hand and will find the quickest route to get you back to your room safely. Bear in mind though that there are two different types of taxis on Geneva’s streets. The yellow taxis are a public service, while the blue taxis are private hire vehicles. Yellow taxis are also allowed to use the city’s bus lanes.

On foot

Despite this wide-ranging choice of types of transport, don’t rule out walking either! Exploring the city of Geneva on foot reveals a host of surprises and discoveries. What’s more, the Manotel Group’s hotels are ideally located in Geneva city centre. For instance, you can get to the Parc des Bastions on foot within 20 minutes. You’ll then be able to gaze into the windows of Geneva’s finest stores at your leisure. As well as being eco-friendly and free, walking is an activity in its own right, especially in a city as lovely as Geneva! Think about it!


So as you’ll have gathered, Geneva, like many large cities, offers a plentiful selection of public transport resources. It’s down to you to choose the one best suited to your wishes and requirements during your stay.

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