Fly To Geneva, Switzerland
Book your cheap Geneva flights online with Travelstart – SA’s number 1 online travel booking website. Geneva is situated across the majestic Alps and Jura in Romandy, the part of Switzerland dominated by French speaking people. Positioned at Lake Geneva's southwestern end, Geneva is not only the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, but also forms the heart of international diplomacy and a significant site of European commerce. The Headquarters of the Red Cross Society was situated in the city. Though the UNO shifted its base to New York, the cornerstone was laid here.
Switzerland’s second most populous city offers a spectacular and panoramic view of nature in its untouched form - the purity of Lake Geneva, the snow-capped Alps and verdure flora. Swiss architecture, museums, and parks are the high-note marks of the city. The climate is temperate with warm summers and cool winters. In summer, the river and the lake are the focal points of tourist activity, while the focus shifts to the mountains during winter where you can enjoy some of the best skiing in Europe. Known as the "Peace Capital," Geneva offers a wide variety of tasty food. One of the most romantic destinations in the world beckons with flights to Geneva from South Africa with Travelstart.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport Holders do require a Travel Visa for Geneva and Republic & Canton of Geneva.
- The South African Embassy to Switzerland is situated in Berne. 29 Alpenstrasse, 3006, Berne Postal Add: Alpenstrasse 29, Postfach 3000, Berne 6, Phone: + 41 31 350 13 13. The South African Permanent Mission to the UN and other International Organisations is in Geneva. Address: Rue du Rhone 65, 1204, Geneva, Switzerland. Phone: +41-022 849 5454.
See and do
While in Geneva, your visual & emotional senses will be rejoicing! Nature is at its accentuated best. The Geneva Identity, Jet dEau and Lake Geneva segment the splendid experience. See Swiss architecture in the buildings, like the Palace of Nations, Grand Theatre, Victoria Hall, Saint Pierre Cathedral, Jewish Hekhal Hannes Synagogue. Musee (museum) Rath, Reformation Wall, Musee d’Art et’Histoire, Musee Ariana, and National History Museum are deeply insightful. Take day trips to the nearby places, like Lausanne, Montreux, Chateau De Chillon, Chamonix, Guyeres via Express train and enjoy the lush countryside greenery. Nightlife in Geneva constitutes a cosmopolitan crowd and if you want to savour some homemade brew, visit the Les Brasseurs close to the Cornavin Train Station.
Buses, trams, trains, and boats (mouette) connect the different parts of the City.
Geneva International Airport (Genève Aéroport) – GVA
Location: Meyrin and Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.
Food and beverage: A wide range of restaurants, bars, snack bars, and cafes are available at Geneva Airport.
Currency Exchange: Travelex and SBB CFF FFS have currency exchange counters at the airport. Forex ATMs are also available.
Lost Luggage Service: Call the Police Office on +4122 427 92 31 and Cantonal Lost & Found Office at +4122 546 09 00.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels at the airport, but there are many good ones nearby.
Car Hire: AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, National, and Sixt are the car hire companies represented at Geneva Airport.
Airport Hub: Geneva Airport – GVA is a hub for Darwin Airline, Swiss International Airlines, and EasyJet Switzerland.