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Getting to ITU

If you are staying at a hotel, youth hostel or campsite in Geneva, the establishment may offer a "Geneva Transport Card", which gives free access to public transport in Geneva. Get more information from Ge​neva Tourism or the establishment concerned.

Geneva's public transport system is operated by the Transports publics genevois (TPG). Their site has timetables, fares, route details, etc. Unless you have a weekly or monthly pass, you have to buy your ticket at the machine located at the bus stop, if possible with the exact change. Tickets are not sold on buses. The machines accept CHF and EUR.

Various outlets - including TPG agencies and newspaper shops - sell prepaid cards (tpgPay) that can be used instead of money to buy tickets from the machines at bus stops.


From Cointrin Airport


Public transport in Geneva is frequent and reliable. You can buy a bus ticket from the ticket machines at the airport bus stop or from the ticket machine located just before the customs control area in the luggage claim area. Buses run every 10 – 15 minutes until 1900, after which they are less frequent. The journey to ITU Headquarters from the airport takes 17 minutes.

  • Bus 5 (direction "Thônex-Vallard", get off at Nations)
  • Bus 28 (direction "Jardin botanique", get off at Nations)


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From the city centre and railway station

  • Bus 5 (direction "Aéroport", get off at Nations)
  • Bus 8 (direction "OMS", get ​off at UIT)
  • Bus 11 (direction "Jardin Botanique", get off at UIT)
  • Bus 22 (direction "Nations", get off at UIT)
  • Tram 15 (direction "Nations", get off at Nations)

Frequent service all day and evening; 10 minute journey. The fare from town is CHF 3.00 (select the "Tout Genève" ticket at the machine, valid for one hour).


Car rental and parking

Most major car rental companies are represented at the airport. Parking is available at the Parking des Nations, adjacent to ITU.



Taxis can be ordered online or by telephone (022 331 4133), or picked up at the 60 or so taxi ranks located around the city and at the airport.

The fare from the airport to the city center varies from CHF 30 to 35 and depends on traffic flow, time of day and number of passengers. Within Geneva, including the airport, the amount to be paid is as shown on the meter.

The driver will make a small additional charge for luggage. The tip and VAT are included in the fare, but it is nevertheless customary to give one or two francs.


ITU's headquarters are made up of three interlinked buildings, Montbrillant, the Tower and Varembé.  The ITU circulation plan shows how the buildings are connected. 

Access is provided by RFID security photo badges issued during registration in the Montbrillant building.

There are three entrances:

  • ​​The Montbrillant entrance (2 rue de Varembé, extension 6788 or 6789) is open from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, entry and exit. This is where delegate registration takes place.
  • The Tower entrance (53, av. Giuseppe Motta, extension 5107 or 5108) is open Monday to Friday from 0700 to 2000 hours (exit 24 hours).
  • The Varembé entrance is accessible only to security photo badge holders for exit only, 24 hours a day. 

Office numbers in the three buildings begin with M, T and V, respectively.

  • Cafeterias located at the top of the Tower building and between the Varembé and Montbrillant buildings are open Monday to Friday from 0800 to 1700 hours.
  • Toilets are clearly signposted around all delegate areas.
  • Lockers are available in the Montbrillant and Tower receptions, and the Tower basement; access is provided using your security photo badge. 

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Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms and other delegate-accessible areas are located as follows:


Meeting rooms: H1, H2, K1, K2, L1, L2, M1, M2.
Other: Library (0900-1200, 1400-1700 hours).


Meeting rooms: A, E, G1, G2, G3.
Other: TIES helpdesk, medical services.


Meeting rooms: Popov, C, D, T101, T103.

NOTE – Meeting room allocations are shown on the electronic boards and also listed here.