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How to get a ride with Uber from the airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Geneva Airport tips
Wifi at Geneva Airport
Geneva Airport free wifi is available for all passengers for 120 minutes. Get an authentication code by SMS or the self-service wifi desks and log in. You can buy additional credit if you exceed the 120-minute period.
Geneva Airport parking
Several options are available for parking at GVA Airport, including long-stay parking for big trips and short-stay parking for quick dropoffs and pickups.
Luggage storage at Geneva Airport
At GVA, you can leave your bags at the left luggage office, either in lockers or at the counter. These are located in the Swiss Railways airport station, about 250 meters across from the main terminal building, through a covered walkway.
Top questions from riders
- Can you get Uber at Geneva Airport?
Uber is available at Geneva Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber pickup location at Geneva Airport?
To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How much is the Uber price from Geneva Airport to the city center?
Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Geneva Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator for approximate trip prices.
- How long will a pickup with Uber take?
Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and more.
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Discover things to do in Geneva Airport terminals
Uber is ideal for travelers arriving to or departing from Geneva Airport. Welcoming more than 17 million passengers every year, Geneva Airport is one of Switzerland’s busiest airports.
It is served by the majority of major European carriers and is the easiest way to access Geneva, the surrounding metropolitan area, and many of the French and Swiss ski resorts and chalets from abroad. Furthermore, Geneva International Airport is based about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) northwest of Geneva city center, which makes it easy to access by public transport, airport shuttle, car, or Uber. Buses take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic, while a short train journey to the airport from the city center lasts just 6 minutes.
Geneva Airport features 2 main passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is much more frequently used, as Terminal 2—the airport’s original terminal—is used only in the winter charter season. As such, it also has far fewer amenities than Terminal 1, but it does host the airport’s train station. Terminal 1 is divided into 5 piers: A, B, C, D, and F.
There is a wide range of restaurants in Geneva Airport, from bistros and fine-dining options to bars and tea rooms. Whether you favor world or local cuisine, Geneva Airport food options offer something to suit every palate.
Getting around GVA
The majority of the airport can be accessed by walking, with the exception of Terminal 2, since it is separate from the main airport. Connections between the 2 terminals are facilitated by bus as needed.
Things to do at GVA
There’s a wide variety of shopping available at Geneva Airport, with standard selections of duty-free stores available alongside numerous local and international outlets. There are also 2 VIP services that customers can take advantage of that provide lounge access and help guide you through security. Wellness services are available at the airport, with both a meditation room and a dedicated shower room located in the airport. In addition, travelers can take advantage of 2 children’s play areas, dedicated business zones, and meeting rooms.
Currency exchange at GVA
Several currency exchange offices can be found across the airport, with locations in both the arrivals and departures areas. Bank machines are also available in the airport, many offering the chance to withdraw in multiple currencies.
Hotels near GVA
About 10 hotels are located within the immediate vicinity of Geneva International Airport, making them the ideal choice for travelers on a short layover or arriving late in the day. Farther into Geneva city center, you can find a wide choice of hotels for all budgets. There are also transport options to the many ski resorts and chalets in the region, whether in France or in Switzerland.
Points of interest near GVA
- Jet d’Eau (Water Jet)
- Lake Geneva
- Mont Salève
- Old Town
- Saint Pierre Cathedral (St. Peter’s Cathedral)
Find more information about GVA here.