Getting Around

Geneva has a very dependable network of trams, buses, some trains and yellow taxi boats that cross the lake. The excellent bus and tram network operates from about 5am to midnight, with a night bus service running on weekends. Tickets must be pre-purchased and validated on boarding; however, tourists should receive a Geneva Transport Card from their hotel or hostel, which allows for unlimited free use of public transport. Taxi apps such as Uber and Lyft are also options. If there is no hurry, it is cheaper and more practical to walk or cycle. From mid-April to mid-October city bicycles can be borrowed from Geneve Roule outside the main train station free of charge for four hours. Taxis are plentiful but are generally an expensive means of transport. Driving in the city is not recommended, as parking is very difficult, but hiring a car is the most practical way to tour around Lake Geneva.