The international city of Geneva is well known for hosting the headquarters of many globally important organisations, such as The Red Cross and the World Health Organisation. Visitors might be forgiven for not realising that Geneva, also known as “The Peace City”, with its vast international influence, both diplomatic and financial, is an ideal weekend getaway, and for those who take time to do more than scratch the surface, there is much to discover. |
The Perfect Day Out in Geneva
After a delicious start to the weekend in the guise of either a Swiss or Californian Brunch at Chez la Voisine, wander down to the lake and along the Prom du Lac. You can’t miss the Jet d’Eau, which is the tall fountain marking the point at which the lake pours into the Rhone. Continuing along the Prom du Lac towards town you reach the Jardin Anglais, with the stunning ‘L’horlogue fleurie’ (the flower clock).
For an interactive introduction to the city, join the Geneva Greeters. This group of local residents offer free tailor-made tours with every client escorted by a guide who has similar interests. Guides are all really enthusiastic about where they live, so this is a great way to get an insight into real city life.
Of course, there is plenty more to do besides, and you can’t leave Geneva without indulging in a Swiss hot chocolate, marvelling at John Calvin’s Church and enjoying some local bistro food and drink at one of the best, such as Bistro de la Tour.
The Perfect Way To Get to Geneva: By Plane
A 90-minute flight is all it takes to get you from London to Geneva International Airport. EasyJet fly direct from both London Gatwick and Luton and you can pick up flights for less than £50! The airport is only a short 4-kilometre hop from the city centre and you can take the InterCity train straight to the main station, Geneva-Cornavin, or the number 5 or 10 bus. For a truly hassle free journey and a door-to-door service, a Geneva airport taxi is the most reliable and comfortable option. Geneva airport taxis can be booked in advance too, so you can be even more organised.
The Perfect Way to Get to Geneva: By Train
If you prefer to travel by train you can leave London at lunchtime and be in Geneva the same evening. After a straightforward change in Paris, a high speed TGV whisks you to Switzerland’s capital in just over 3 hours. Book in advance and you can travel for less than £100. Train travel means that you avoid lengthy check-ins, baggage fees, and any need to book a Geneva airport taxi.
The Perfect Way to Get to Geneva: By Car
Driving offers you independence and an easy and convenient way to get to Geneva. Roads in Switzerland are in excellent condition but remember that you need to pay motorway tolls. Geneva is easy to navigate especially if your satnav is switched on.
Plans To Ski?
Geneva is the gateway to the Alps and a hub for winter sports lovers who pass through on their way to one of the many famous ski resorts. For a stress free transfer to any resort in the Alps, book a Geneva airport taxi. Experienced drivers meet you at the airport and escort you and all your gear straight from the airport to your chalet or hotel. What more could you want?
Whether you are visiting Geneva for business or pleasure, make sure you organise your travel in advance. The city centre is easily accessible by car, bus, and train, and of course by Geneva airport taxi.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable Geneva Airport taxi, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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