Geneva is Switzerland's most international city and with its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross it is known as the "capital of peace".
Besides being a congress city, Geneva is also a centre for culture and history, for trade fairs and exhibitions.
The "Horloge Fleurie", the large flower clock in the "Jardin Anglais" (English Garden), is a world-renowned symbol of the Geneva watch industry.
The "Jet d'eau" – is the symbol of Geneva - a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake.
The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore.
To learn more about Geneva see the links below:
Geneva offers a wide variety of hotels suited for all budgets. Here are a couple of useful links to get you started in finding the right place to stay for yourself:
Book with us to get preferential rates as participants of GHF 2016:
Geneva has an excellent public transportation system. All visitors staying at hotels, youth hostels or at campsites receive a free transport card for the duration of their stay.
Your free 80-minute ticket is available from the ticket machine in the baggage reclaim hall at the airport.
Trains run regularly (every 15 minutes) from the airport to the city's central train station (Cornavin) and it takes less than 10 minutes.
The bus #10 can also get you directly from the airport to the centre of town.
The bus #5 takes you directly from the airport to the conference center (CICG), get off at: Vermont
Check also with your hotel if they have a shuttle from the airport.
Traveling to Geneva by Air
Swiss International Air Lines is the official carrier of GHF 2016
Best booking flexibility with Swiss product and service quality at an attractive discount – offered to you by Swiss International Air Lines as Official Carrier for the Geneva Health Forum / GHF 2016. As the Swiss national airline, we offer all participants up to 10% discount on the standard fares. Your stay in Switzerland starts on board our aircraft.
The reduced conference fares are specially marked with a white triangle and, depending on the chosen fare, allow you to change or cancel your flight with complete ease. All reductions depend on the type of fare, route and availability. They are valid on the entire SWISS route network for flights to Switzerland (flight numbers LX1 – 2999), including flights that are operated by our partner airlines under an LX flight number (LX 8000 – 8999). Thanks to the new fare options, you now have even more choice on SWISS European flights, and only pay for what you really need.
The conference fares can be booked now for the travel period 14 days before to 14 days after your event.
You will receive the link as well as the booking-code by e-mail with your registration confirmation.
SWISS looks forward to pampering you on board with typical Swiss hospitality.
Information: +41 22 717 71 05
Flight information: 0900 57 15 00 (from Switzerland only)
Taxis in Geneva
Fares between airport and the city range from about CHF 30 to CHF 50 and depend on destination, traffic conditions, time of day and number of passengers. Taxi fares are always shown on the taximeter.