Welcome to the Geneva region.
Open Wine Cellars
Take the train to the Open Wine Cellars.
During the Open Wine Cellars event 2013, SBB is laying on extra trains for you. Enjoy your wine tasting to the full and travel safely on public transport.
Saturday, 25 May 2013.
Your journey by public transport.
Between Geneva and La Plaine there will be a regional train in each direction every 30 minutes during the day up to 20:00, stopping at all stations: Geneva, Vernier, Meyrin, Zimeysa, Satigny, Russin and La Plaine.
At the end of the day, five extra trains will be running from La Plaine, stopping at all stations except Zimeysa. You thus have three connections per hour when returning to Geneva.
From 20:00, there will be a regional train in each direction every hour, stopping at all stations.
You can find your door-to-door timetables, including from 15.5.13 the additional trains, at www.sbb.ch/en/timetable.
Your best solution: a unireso 1-day travelpass.
Take advantage of a unireso 1-day travelpass, which allows you to travel on all public transport in the "All Geneva" zone. A 1-day 9 o'clock travelpass, which is valid to the end of the day, costs CHF 8 at the full fare and CHF 5.60 at the reduced fare (Half-Fare travelcard, young people aged 6 to 15).
Please note that an ordinary full-fare 1-day travelpass costing CHF 10.60, which is also valid before 9 a.m., allows two people to travel together on Saturdays. Buy your 1-day travelpass online at www.sbb.ch/en/ticketshop or at any ticket machine. More information about unireso fares may be found at www.sbb.ch/unireso.
For operational reasons, bicycles must be loaded at the rear of the train, provided that there are sufficient spaces available. More information about bicycle fares may be found at www.sbb.ch/velo.
Please note: Since these trains are expected to be busy, particularly after 16:00, we advise you – for your own comfort and security – not to bring your bicycle on board. Instead, take advantage of the attractive train timetables and free shuttle buses.
Get around by shuttle bus.
The organisers of the Open Wine Cellars are working with the Geneva public transport system (TPG) to lay on frequent free shuttle buses to take you from Satigny and La Plaine stations to the various sites of the event. For more information visit www.tpg.ch/actualités.
Discover the Open Wine Cellars.
All the details of this event can be found at www.geneveterroir.ch.
We wish you a pleasant journey and an enjoyable day.
In the Geneva region, two SBB lines are at your service.
On this line there is a train every 30 minutes on weekdays and on Saturdays from 09:00 to the end of the timetabled service. There is a train every hour on Saturdays mornings before 09:00 and on Sundays. Stops at all stations. The trains on these lines are modernised Domino multiple units.
Geneva–La Plaine–Bellegarde (F).
Between Geneva and La Plaine, you have a train every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday, from 6:00 to 21:00, with stops at all stations. On Sundays there is a train every hour in both directions. The trains are FLIRT multiple units.
Between Geneva and Bellegarde (F), there are 17 connections during the week. Stops at all stations except La Plaine (exception: the 20:16 from Geneva also stops at La Plaine). The trains are modernised Bem multiple units.
At peak periods, the combination of trains to/from La Plaine and of trains to/from Bellegarde (F) provides three connections an hour stopping at all stations between Geneva and Russin.
More information to help you organise your journey.
- SBB online timetable with all your connections from door to door. Further information
- Pocket timetable for the SBB region Geneva-Lausanne and other pocket timetables. Further information
- Timetable of departures from your station. Further information
- To find out about buying tickets for journeys within the Geneva tariff network unireso. Further information
- To find out about buying tickets for journeys within the Geneva tariff network for journeys outside the Geneva tariff network unireso. Further information
- P+Rail: your parking space at the railway station. Further information
The SBB fleet operating in the Geneva region is ultra-modern.
Bem multiple units.
Consisting of two vehicles, these multiple units operate on the Geneva–La Plaine–Bellegarde (F) line. They were completely modernised in 2009. These trains are 2nd class only, with ample space, which means passengers can travel standing for short distances.
FLIRT multiple units.
Consisting of four vehicles, these multiple trains operate on the Geneva–La Plaine line. Introduced in 2010/2011, they offer easier access for persons with reduced mobility as well as more space, air-conditioning, surveillance cameras and a state-of-the-art information system.
Domino multiple units.
Consisting of tree vehicles, these multiple trains operate on the Geneva–La Plaine line, in single or multiple units. Introduced in 2010/2011, they offer easier access for persons with reduced mobility as well as more space, air-conditioning, surveillance cameras and a state-of-the-art information system.
Information and media
Geneva–La Plaine–Bellegarde (F) line.
Major works will take place in 2011 and for several years afterwards between Geneva and La Plaine. They involve the reconstruction of overhead lines and modernisation of security installations. This work will mean that regional traffic is interrupted during the night. The last connections on the line between Geneva and La Plaine will be by bus. In the timetable period 2012/2013, the connections at 22:48 and 23:48 from Geneva and at 23:30 and 0:30 from La Plaine be carried out by replacement buses which will stop at the following locations:
Geneva: place de Montbrillant (TER bus stop)
Cointrin: in front of the bus stop, chemin des Champs-Prévots
Vernier-Meyrin: in front of the bus stop, chemin Adrien-Stoessel
Zimeysa: in front of the bus stop, TPG on line 29
Satigny: opposite the station, station road
Russin: in the village of Russin, TPG stop "Russin" of line X
La Plaine: sur la place de la gare
Please consult the detailed timetables on the online timetable.
Because of major works, the section of the line between Geneva and Lancy-Pont-Rouge will be interrupted for several weekends in 2013. Passengers from Geneva going to Lancy-Pont-Rouge or in the other direction should take TPG tram line 15. Please allow an extra 15 to 30 minutes for this journey. You will find further information on the interruptions of traffic page.
Geneva: a growing metropolis.
Numerous projects are under way in the Geneva region on the Swiss and on the French sides of the border. What they have in common is an effort to tackle the future mobility challenges in the Franco-Valdo-Genevan basin.
Ambitious renovation projects at Geneva station began in 2010 and are still ongoing. The station is now brighter and more welcoming and is a genuine public transport hub. Geneva station will be the main junction for the future Franco-Valdo-Genevan RER.
The new Cornavin–Eaux-Vives–Annemasse (CEVA) line all be about 16 kilometres long and will form the backbone of the future Franco-Valdo-Genevan RER. Consisting mainly of tunnels and of covered embankments, it will serve five new stations: Lancy-Pont-Rouge, Carouge-Bachet, Champel-Hôpital, Genève Eaux-Vives et Chêne-Bourg. Construction work on the new railway line and stations began on 15 November 2011 and is scheduled to last about six years. Further information on the CEVA site.
The new Geneva–Eaux-Vives–Annemasse (CEVA) line will connect existing railway lines in Switzerland and France and create a high-performance regional transport system around the railway junctions of Geneva and of Annemasse. Over 40 stations will be served by the Franco-Valdo-Genevan RER for a radius of 60 km as far as Coppet, Nyon, La Plaine, Bellegarde, Evian-les-Bains, La Roche-sur-Foron, St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le-Fayet and Annecy.
The future network will provide a service for 900,000 inhabitants of two cantons and two French departments. It will have a positive impact on the basin as a whole and will open up regions that are currently poorly served by public transport. The network will not only facilitate the daily journeys of the population but will also increase the economic and touristic attractiveness of the basin, thanks mainly to its connections with Geneva airport, with the TGVs and with national and international trains.
The characteristics and advantages of the network:
- elimination of the border effect on journeys
- creation of a maximum of cross connections without changing trains
- regular and synchronised timetables for the entire network
- 230 km of lines serving more than 40 stations
- service structured around the main junctions of Geneva and Annemasse
- connection with other forms of public transport, ensuring effective service for daily life and work
- a new generation of cross-border trains capable of travelling on the Swiss and French networks
- Simple and practical services (integrated tariff systems, connections, interchangeability)
Transferis: organisation of the Franco-Valdo-Genevan RER.
The creation of the Transferis company was a joint initiative by the railway companies SBB and SNCF to implement cross-border cooperation. Transferis is a market research and marketing company based in Annemasse. It actively supports all the project actors at the local level. More information on the Transferis website.
Major engineering work.
On this page you can find additional information about any major engineering work taking place in the Canton of Geneva region. Go to list of services affected by engineering work.