Flights from Stansted to Geneva are not always in huge supply, so booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment. Direct services take just an hour and 45 minutes, although if a connection is necessary, a stopover is likely to be in a city such as Gothenburg or Copenhagen.
Once landed in Geneva things become a lot simpler, with the airport just a couple of miles outside the centre of the city. Only one single ticket is required for travel on train, tram, bus or boat in the local area.
Trains run to the city centre every 12 minutes during peak times, with the journey from the airport taking just six minutes. There is direct access to the railway station at the airport from the check-in and arrivals levels.
There are a number of urban buses that serve the airport, including the numbers 5, 10 and 23; help with routes is available at the tourist information point in the arrivals hall. A number of hotels offer free shuttles from the airport, including the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Mövenpick Hotel and Casino.
Taxis are not the cheapest in Geneva, and despite the short distance between the city centre and the airport the cost can become quite expensive, particularly with bad traffic. Those looking to hire their own transport have the choice of rental firms such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt, while the airport is also linked to the city by a series of bicycle-friendly paths away from major routes.