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Please note that the zip code used for letters is different than for packages.
Université de Genève
Chemin de Pinchat 22
Letters: CH-1211 Genève 4
Packages: CH-1227 Carouge
Suisse / Switzerland
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Tel: +41 22 379 05 00 (GAP secretary's office)
Fax: +41 22 379 05 59


How to get to GAP-Optique

The simplest solution is to take a taxi. The ride costs about 35.- Swiss Francs.

Alternatively, you can use public transport. A one-way ticket is 3.50 CHF or 3 EUR and has to be bought before entering bus or tram. Please note that the ticket machines only accept coins and do not give back change.

From Cornavin (i.e. Geneva Central Station. Chemin de Pinchat Bel-Air

  • Take the tram 14 direction Stand and get off at Bel-Air (2 stops / 4 minutes)
  • Walk to Bel-Air Cité (see image)
  • Take the tram 12 direction Carouge and get off at Carouge (15 minutes)
  • Walk up the Chemin de Pinchat for about 7 minutes. The GAP building is on the right-hand side just behind a TPG bus # 41 stop called Fillion.

From the Airport. All the trains leaving from the airport stop at central station, so you could just take one of those and continue using the above description. The standard public transport ticket is sufficient. Alternatively, you can take a more direct but slower connection:

  • Take Bus 5 to Bel-Air Cité
  • Continue from there by tram 12, as above.

Suggested Hotels

You may book the hotel either directly or ask us. Mention Geneva University, as the following prices include special reductions.

Close to our premises

Auberge communale de Carouge (price: 150.- Frs)

39, Rue Ancienne
1227 Carouge
phone: +41 22 342 2288
fax: +41 22 342 2205

More central hotels

Hotel Comédie (price: 140.- Frs)

12, rue de Carouge
phone: +41 22 322 2324
fax: +41 22 322 2323

Hotel Touring-Balance (price: 171.- Frs)

Place Longemalle, 13
phone: +41-22-310.4045
fax: +41-22-310.4039