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Driving to Geneva

A Motorists guide to Geneva - directions, parking and more



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Geneva is home to the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross; it is also known as a tax haven for the wealthy. With credentials such as these it’s no wonder there is no shortage of fine dining, entertainment, and luxury shopping in the city.

Aside from this, Geneva has some very beautiful views. The mountains, the River Rhone, the Old Town, and Europe’s largest archaeological site are just some of the sites the city has to offer. The River Rhone divides Geneva into the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche.

The Old Town is situated on the Rive Gauche, along with the Cathedrale St. Pierre - its main feature - and which houses the Site Archaeologique. Numerous museums including the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO) and the Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, which tells the story of the Red Cross, are also located here.

The Rive Droite is a little more corporate; the International Area and many hotels are located here. The Palais des Nations is the European headquarters of the UN, and attracts many visitors each year.

For the best views over the city, go to the top of the tower in the Cathedrale St. Pierre, or view the port from the Ille Rousseau, a little island on the River Rhone. Fans of the outdoors have plenty of green spaces to choose from. Head to the Jardin Anglais (English Garden) containing the Flower Clock, decorated with over 6,000 plants, or to the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Geneva

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Geneva to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Geneva
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Lyon, France113 km (70 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland224 km (139 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France277 km (172 miles)

Town
Nice, France292 km (181 miles)

Town
Genoa, Italy295 km (183 miles)

Town
Marseille, France329 km (204 miles)

Attraction
The Stelvio Pass, Italy332 km (206 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France357 km (222 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France357 km (222 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany366 km (227 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg379 km (235 miles)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany381 km (237 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France389 km (242 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany397 km (247 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany403 km (250 miles)

Town
Paris, France406 km (252 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France408 km (253 miles)

Town
Innsbruck, Austria417 km (259 miles)

Town
Munich, Germany464 km (288 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany467 km (290 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium471 km (292 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany473 km (294 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany474 km (294 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France482 km (299 miles)

Town
Florence, Italy485 km (301 miles)

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Venice, Italy487 km (302 miles)

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