In order to facilitate your stay in Geneva, here are a few practical information and hints:
For specially negotiated rates for the GIOTS participants, please book via Symporg SA.
If you wish to make a group booking (10+ rooms), please feel free to contact them (link to email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You will find a list of hotels on the Tourism Office website.
AirBnB is another option.
When arriving at the airport, you can get free bus tickets before exiting the luggage delivery belts area. When staying in a hotel, you can get free public transportation tickets for the duration of your stay. Connection from the airport to Cornavin station by train takes about 8 minutes; by public bus about 15 minutes; and by taxi about 15 minutes (about 30 Euros).
The City centre provides very good public transportation connections, including with the airport and the conference centre. One of the main hubs for public transportation is the train station Cornavin.
Several taxi companies are available, including:
Taxi phone 022 33 141 33 (or +41 22 33 141 33 when using international roaming)
You should request a receipt with the number of the taxi. Luggage below 30 Kilos should not be charged more than 1.50 CHF per item.
Fire brigade: 118
Geneva Airport website.
Public Transportations website.
Tourism Office website.
Geneva Interactive map website.
Delegates’ Guide website.