100th MPEG meeting,             Geneva

Transport

Geneva's public transport system is operated by the Transports publics genevois (TPG) (see their site for timetables, fares, route details, etc.).

Anyone arriving at Geneva Airport can obtain a free ticket (for immediate use) for 80 minutes' travel on the Geneva transport system. The ticket machine is located just before the customs control area.

 

For further information, see http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-67/

All visitors staying at a hotel, youth hostel or camping in Geneva can benefit from the Geneva Transport Card, with no additional cost.

This personal and non-transferable pass is established upon the visitor’s check-in in the hotel, youth hostel or camping of his (her) choice, enabling its holder to use of the entire public transportation network without restriction (bus, train and boat), with validity for the entire duration of his (her) stay including the departure day.     

              Source: Geneve-Tourisme

Weather

The Swiss city of Geneva enjoys a relatively high altitude, some 370 meters / 1,210 feet above sea level, and as such, the winter months are known to occasionally suffer strong northerly winds, known locally as the 'Bise' winds.

Geneva weather in April: 14°C / 57°F - 4°C / 39°F

                                                                                                                     Source: world guide

Electricity

The standard power supply is 220 Volts, 50Hz.

The conference rooms provide power sockets Type C and Type F.

Emergencies

Police: 117
Medical Emergencies: 144 

Business Hours

 Monday-Wednesday
 9am-7pm
 Thursday   
 9am-9pm
 Friday 9am-7.30pm
 Saturday
 9am-6pm
 Sunday
 closed, except for convenience stores and shops in the airport

     Source: Geneve-Tourisme

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for foreign travelers

Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards (such as VISA and MasterCard) can get a cash advance in Geneva at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at banks, airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions.