WHEN & WHERE
Hall 4, Rte François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
SHOW OPENING TIMES
Wednesday 25 October 2023: 09:00 – 17:30
Thursday 26 October 2023: 09:00 – 17:00
GENEVA – THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL FOR NGOS AND UNITED NATIONS
Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland behind Zurich and the most international city in Europe with over 40% of its population coming from outside Switzerland. Geneva was chosen for its central location and excellent flight and other transport links, helping to minimise both visitor and exhibitor budgets. Geneva is home to the world’s highest concentration of international organisations and diplomatic missions. The city is home to the World Health Organization, UN European Headquarters, International Red Cross, ILO, ITU, CERN among others, but also 750 non-governmental organisations as well as over 250 permanent missions and more than 900 multinational companies.
HOW TO GET TO PALEXPO
Palexpo is located at Geneva Airport. The airport has 137 scheduled destinations from Geneva to Europe, North-America, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. The airport is also a major hub for EasyJet and other low cost carriers with over 78 destinations scheduled directly to and from Geneva.
Geneva offers great railway connections from Continental Europe. There are frequent trains to the centre of Geneva (10-20 minutes public transportation) or at the Airport Station (10 minutes walk) to get to Palexpo. Find guidance on approximate travel time and operators from popular destinations below:
|Route||Fastest Journey||Train operator|
|Paris to Geneva||3h 11m||TGV Lyria|
|Zurich to Geneva||2h 44m||SBB|
|Milan to Geneva||4h 01m||Eurocity|
|Lyon to Geneva||1h 57m||SNCF, TGV Lyria|
|Lausanne to Geneva||36m||SBB|
There are frequent bus and trains from the center of Geneva connecting Palexpo. Trains take approximately 7 min from the Genève-Cornavin Railway Station running approximately every 15 min.
- IC1 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
- IC5 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
- IR15 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
- IR90 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
In addition, there are many bus lines from Geneva and its surroundings connecting Palexpo:
- Line 5 – “Palexpo” stop
- Line 10 – “Airport” stop
- Line 23 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
- Line 28 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
- Line 50 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
- Line 56 – “Airport” stop
- Line 57 – “Airport” stop
- Line 59 – “Palexpo” stop
- Line 66 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
At Palexpo there are 3 hotels located onsite, A hotel complex comprising 227 rooms on-site (115 three-star rooms carry the IBIS Styles brand and 112 one-star rooms under the IBIS Budget banner) in addition is an adjacent Hilton Hotel that offers 496 four-star rooms.
Furthermore, beyond the onsite hotels Geneva and its surrounding area have a capacity of 14394 hotel rooms in international and local hotel chains and over 4000 beds available in budget accommodation: hostels, B&Bs, Airbnb and on-campus accommodation.
To explore our limited preferential AidEx hotel rates and to receive general hotel booking assistance, please contact our hotel partner – Palexpo Hotel Reservations – firstname.lastname@example.org