Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10)

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Geneva, Switzerland
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - Tram in Geneva city centre
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - Cornavin train station, Geneva
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - 'Mouette' water taxi on Lake Geneva
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - 'Mouette' water taxis on Lake Geneva
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - Tram #15 in Geneva
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - Free Geneva Transport Card
Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) - 'Mouette' water taxi on Lake Geneva

Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) Reviews

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Free public transport in Geneva (Zone 10) Jan 22, 2017
While Geneva is generally an expensive city for tourists to visit, one aspect of the city that offers remarkably good value for money is its public transport system.

In fact, for many tourists, much of the public transport is FREE.

All visitors who are staying at a registered hotel, hostel or campsite are entitled to a free public transport pass for the duration of their stay (up to a maximum of 15 days).

We received our free transport cards upon checking into our hotel. The cards stated our names and the dates that we were staying at the hotel. They also contained an official stamp from the hotel and a signature from the receptionist.

These free transport cards are valid throughout transport zone 10 (covering the wider city of Geneva) and can be used on trains (2nd class only), trams, buses and, best of all, mouettes (small yellow water taxis that ply several routes on Lake Geneva).

We used our cards to criss cross the lake on the various routes, getting close up views of Jet d’Eau, and avoiding the cost of an expensive sightseeing boat trip.

We used our cards to travel by tram between Cornavin station, Palais des Nations and the University area of Plainpalais. We caught tram #12 to the end of the line at Moillesulaz, where we were able to walk over the border to Gaillard in France.

As the airport also falls within transport zone 10, we were able to use our cards for a free train ride back to the airport at the end of our stay.
Free Geneva Transport Card
Cornavin train station, Geneva
Tram in Geneva city centre
Tram #15 in Geneva
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SWFC_Fan says:
Yes, there was a city tax of around CHF 3.30 per person per night on top of the hotel rate.
Posted on: Jan 22, 2017
german_eagle says:
Good deal. I guess you pay a city tax in addition to the room rate, right? I know that they increased that tax in other cities when they included free transport.
Posted on: Jan 22, 2017
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