Illuminated St Pierre Cathedral In Town At Dusk

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Geneva (GVA)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Sydney to Geneva

Buildings over water

Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, Geneva has some of the world’s most breath-taking views of Mont Blanc. Choose to take in the natural beauty of the Swiss city or spend a day admiring the architecture of iconic buildings like the Reformation Wall and St Pierre’s Cathedral. Be sure not to miss the iconic Jet d’Eau fountain at the centre of Lake Geneva as you stroll around the stunning lake, then relax at one of the many thermal baths. It’s a cosmopolitan city, with Michelin resultants serving Swiss cuisine, a great base for skiing and offers a range of museums. There is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

When to visit

The best time to visit Geneva is from May to October, when the weather is relatively warm with a lovely breeze from Lake Geneva. Spring (March to May) is a good time to visit as the trees blossom, though it can be cool with temperatures ranging from 11°C to 19°C. Summer is one of the best times to visit (June to August), with many events and lots of sunshine. The average temperature is 25°C. If you are into skiing and to see the Christmas markets, then winter is the time to visit, though its very cold from 1°C to 5°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Geneva Airport (GVA). Unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, is the international airport of Geneva in Switzerland. It is located 4 km northwest of the city centre, on the Swiss-French border. 

Arriving in Geneva 

The helpful staff at Geneva Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Geneva from Geneva Airport  

With a range of transport options available at Geneva Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, bus, taxi, shuttle, car hire or Uber. There is a railway station in Geneva Airport with direct access from the check-in and arrivals level. It takes only 7 minutes to reach the city centre, which is the fastest way. Connections to other parts of Switzerland and France are also available. At the airport there are car hire options from the arrivals level, car sharing or free shuttles are available to some Swiss hotels from Genève Airport. Taxis are available and it takes just 20 minutes to get to the city, or you can book an Uber. TPG urban buses serve the airport and run every 8 to 15 minutes at peak hours, as well as regional buses running to French and Swiss cities.

Getting around Geneva

Getting around the Lake Geneva Region is simple, with a range transport options to suit your needs. Public transport in the Lake Geneva area is excellent with boats, trains, and buses. Boats and ferries cruise on all parts of Lake Geneva and is a pleasant way to travel in the region. Trains are an easy way to travel and many small towns have train stations that make it a convenient way to travel. It's possible to hire a car as the roads are well maintained, though parking can be tricky. A good way to explore the centre of Geneva is on foot or cycling is a great option and a lovely way to see the lake. You may wish to join a tour or book an Uber to take you to your destination. 

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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