How to come to Geneva


The requirements for entry into Switzerland depend on the country of origin, the purpose (e.g. tourism, visit, business, family reunification or studies) and duration of stay (short- or long-term).

For EU/EFTA citizens, there is no need of visa.

For citizens from other countries, please read the informations of the Federal Office for Migration.

To find a Swiss representation in your country, please see the page of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

How to come in Geneva

By air

Geneva is served by the International Cointrin Airport .

Trains run from the airport to «Gare Cornavin» (central train station); the trip takes 6 minutes. More informations

By train

Trains arrive at the Gare Cornavin train station in the center of the city. For information, see the website

plan Uni Mail

How to come to Uni Mail (venue)

Faculty of psychology and educational sciences
Uni Mail
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Genève

By public transport

Trams 15 (stop Uni-Mail) 
Tram 12 (stop Pont d'Arve) 
Bus 1 (stop Pont d'Arve)

If you stay in a hotel or youth hostel, the fee of your stay includes the “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to travel free all day on the public transports network. Otherwise, you can take a single ticket  (3.50 CHF) which allows you to travel on public transports for 60 minutes. To by this ticket, press “Tout Genève” on the machine located at each bus / tram stop.

For more information on public transports: see

By taxi

Telephone: +4122 33 141 33. More informations

By private car

Coming from Lausanne or from France, take the highway going around Geneva direction “Genève - La Praille”. Take Exit 4 “Acacias - La Praille - P+R Etoile”. Make a right on “Route des Acacias” and continue straight up to the bridge which goes over the river “Arve”. Uni-Mail building is located after the bridge further on the left next to the firelights (40 bd. du Pont d'Arve, 1205 Genève).

Parking lots

Underground Parking Uni-Mail (expensive during the day). Under Uni-Mail building.

Underground Parking  “Ernest Ansermet» (less expensive). 2 minutes walk from Uni-Mail.

Underground Parking “Plaine de Plainpalais”. 5 minutes walk from Uni-Mail.

Outdoor Parking “Centre sportif des Vernets” (the less expensive). 10 minutes walk from Uni-Mail