Geneva Airport has a train station with direct connections to France and Switzerland. Other destinations in Europe are also accessible from Geneva. All trains stop at the central station of Geneva (Cornavin). A trip to the center takes eight minutes. Information about all public transportation in and around Geneva can be found on the website for Unireso (only in French).
Car and bus
Geneva Airport is along the highway from Lausanne and Geneva, exit Aéroport/Ferney. From France to the French part of the airport you follow this route: from the A-40 you follow the signs to Ferney-Voltaire, D984 and then D35, immediately before the border there is an exit to the right, indicated by the white sign 'Aéroport secteur français'. You can download a map where the routes are clearly marked.
Bus line 10 leaves every 10 minutes and takes you to the center of Geneva, line 28 leaves every 20 minutes and goes to the United Nations and Lake Geneva, and line 18 leaves every 30 minutes and goes to the United Nations.
Car rental - Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Car rentals in the Swiss part: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Holiday Auto and National. In the French part: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National. If you have to travel to France, rent your car in the French part of the airport! You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis stand outside the Arrivals Hall. The average price to the center of Geneva is CHF 35.00. Limousines can be reserved through Ambassador (tel: +41(0)227 314 141).
The airport has space for 4,500 cars, the first ten minutes in all parking lots are free. The parking lots are managed by Center de Contrôle des Parkings (tel. +41(0)227 177 099).
The underground parking garage P1 right by the terminal is intended for long-term parking. Until the end of 2008 parts of P1 were closed because of renovation activities. The prices are: first day CHF 30.00, CHF 15.00 for each day thereafter. Cheaper long-term parking is at P20, the prices are: first day CHF 25.00, and CHF 10.00 each day thereafter, or P51, first day CHF 18.00 and CHF 8.00 per day thereafter. Short-term parking is possible at P2 Arrivals Hall, for a maximum of one hour for CHF 1.00-2.00 and P3 Departures Hall for a maximum of 20 minutes for CHF 1.00.