Park for a short time at Geneva airport

Garez-vous pour une courte durée à l’aéroport de Genève

Finding a parking lot at Geneva airport can quickly become complex, especially for short stays. This international airport attracts many visitors, some of whom travel with EasyJet. Between high prices and limited availability, how can you guarantee a secure place without breaking the bank?

This challenge can turn a simple journey into a source of anxiety. In this article, we explore practical and economical solutions for short-term parking at Geneva airport. Find out how to make your travel experience easier by finding affordable and reliable parking.

Where to park your car when flying in Geneva?

You have to choose between the many options available. Whether you’re looking for short-term or long-term parking long-term, to make an informed choice, it’s essential to know about the various solutions. Here’s an overview of the main parking options available at Geneva airport, including the airport parking lot and the economical alternative Parking Cointrin.

Airport parking

Geneva’s official airport offers several zones depending on the length of your stay. There are two main options.

Plan de l'aéroport de Genève et des parkings

Short-term parking lots

Ideally located right next to the airport terminals, parking lots P2 and P3 are specially designed for short-term parking.

P2 parking lot has direct access to the terminals and is open 24 hours a day. The first 5 minutes are free. Then charge CHF 3 for parking between 5 and 30 minutes, and CHF 5 thereafter. Parking is limited to 1 hour, so be careful!

Kiss & Fly” drop-off (or P3) is totally free. However, it’s not a parking lot, which means you can drop off a passenger, but you’re not allowed to park or pick up a passenger.

Long-term parking lots P1, P26, P20 and P51

Geneva airport also has four parking lots for longer stays.

First is the P1 parking lot which provides direct access to the terminals. It’s the most practical. It has 2100 seats, is covered and can be reserved. Prices start from CHF 38 per day.

Next, the parking lot P26 is located beneath Geneva Arena, in the extension of the SBB station. Prices start from CHF 30 per day. Fewer places are available (760), but it is covered and reservations are possible.

As for the parking lot P51  is located just 500m from the airport terminals, rates start from CHF 30 per day. It has 1100 seats and, like its predecessors, can be booked in advance. Nevertheless, it is only partially covered.

Finally, the parking lot P20 is specific to the French sector, unlike the previous three, which are part of the Swiss sector. For this one, the rules are different: it offers just 214 places, is closed at night between 11.30pm and 5am, cannot be booked and is only accessible from France, via the customs road next to the Ferney-Voltaire customs office. It’s also more expensive, costing CHF 38 per day.

Cointrin parking lot

For an economical and practical solution, the parking Cointrin is an excellent alternative. Located just three minutes from Geneva airport, Parking Cointrin offers a free shuttle service free shuttle service for fast, convenient transfer to terminals. This is a secure, covered parkingwhich you access via a first outdoor parking lot, where you’ll find valet parking. valet parking who will take care of parking your vehicle.

One day’s parking costs CHF 10 per day. A processing fee of CHF 40 is added, regardless of the duration of your parking. So they’re fixed, whether you’re staying for a day or three weeks!

Example of parking rates at Geneva airport

Airport tariff

Airport rates vary, depending on the parking lot. We have listed them in the table below.

Parking Capacity Price guide (CHF)
Kiss & Fly” drop-off n/a Free



  • 0 to 5 minutes = free

  • 20-30 minutes = CHF 3

  • 45-60 minutes = CHF 5


Long-term – Switzerland

  • 1 day = CHF 38

  • 4 days = CHF 128

  • 1 week = CHF 197


Long-term – Switzerland

  • 1 day = CHF 30

  • 4 days = CHF 81

  • 1 week = CHF 132


Long-term – Switzerland

  • 1 day = CHF 30

  • 4 days = CHF 81

  • 1 week = CHF 132


Long-term – France

  • 1 hour = CHF 5

  • 1 day = CHF 38

  • 1 week = CHF 197

Parking Cointrin tariff

The rates offered by Parking Cointrin are as follows:

  • Parking charge: CHF 10.00/day
  • One-time application fee: CHF 40.00

Depending on the length of your stay, here’s how much it will cost:

  • 1 day : CHF 50
  • 4 days: CHF 80
  • 1 week: CHF 110
  • 2 weeks: CHF 180

For more details, we have detailed the question of cheap parking in connection with Geneva airport. Naturally, we’ll now take a look at the different payment methods.

What payment methods are available for short-term parking at Geneva airport?

Several payment methods are available for Parking Cointrin. When booking online, you will be able to use these payment methods:

  • PostFinance Pay (application).
  • Credit/debit card.
  • TWINT (application).
  • PostFinance card.
Réservez votre place de parking

At Geneva airportpayment is made at the automatic pay stations, exit kiosks and main parking lot pay stations, using one of four methods:

  • CHF (banknotes and coins accepted).
  • Euros (tickets only).
  • Bank cards, including contactless payment.
  • TWINT application, in exit terminal.

These multiple payment options are designed to offer maximum convenience and ensure that you can choose the method that suits you best, simplifying your parking experience at Geneva airport.

Save money

When you’re traveling, the cost of parking can quickly become a burden. That’s why Parking Cointrin is committed to offering competitive and affordable rates. With prices starting at just CHF 10 per dayYou can make substantial savings compared with the official airport parking lots. Whether it’s for a short or long stay, our sliding-scale rates let you park your vehicle without worrying about high costs.

Save time

At Parking Cointrin, we’ve simplified every step of your parking experience to eliminate stress. Our valet parking allows you to leave your vehicle at the entrance, without worrying about finding a free space. Then take advantage of our free shuttle bus which provides a transfer between the parking lot and the terminals. With flexible schedules to suit your needs, so you can concentrate on your trip without a care in the world.

Leave with peace of mind

The safety of your vehicle is our priority at Parking Cointrin. Our parking lot is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a system of cameras and the constant presence ofsecurity guards. You can travel with peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is well protected against theft. What’s more, our covered parking lot protects your car from the vagaries of the weather.

What are the arrival times for short-term parking?

Short-term parking schedules at Geneva airport

They are designed to offer maximum accessibility for all passengers. Parking lots P2 and P3, designed for quick drop-offs and short stays, are accessible 24 hours a day, enabling passengers to park their vehicles at any time of the day or night. Whether you have an early morning or late evening flight, these parking lots are always open to meet your needs.

Cointrin parking hours

Let’s take a look at the different points:

  • Online booking at any time of the day or night, until 11:00 pm the day before your departure. A last-minute flight? Book by phone at least 4 hours before takeoff. Our contact form is at your disposal.
  • Access 24 hours a day, all year round.
  • Shuttle service and valet parking from 4am to 1.30am.

Thanks to these extended opening hours, you can park with complete peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is accessible and secure at all times.

Terminal aéroport Genève

How long can you leave your vehicle?

As we have already seen, short-term parking lots at Geneva airport, such as P2 and P3, are mainly designed for very short stops. While convenient for quick drop-offs, they quickly become costly and unsuitable for parking times in excess of an hour. For example, rates increase rapidly after the first few free minutes, making prolonged parking uneconomical and stressful, especially during busy periods.

On the other hand, Parking Cointrin offers unrivalled flexibility when it comes to parking duration. Whether you need to park your vehicle for a few hours, a day, or even several weeks, Parking Cointrin offers attractive sliding-scale rates to suit the length of your stay. With prices starting from CHF 10 per day, the free shuttle service and 24-hour surveillance guarantee an experience that combines convenience and economy.

What about vehicles such as two-wheelers, electric vehicles and LPG-powered vehicles?

At Parking Cointrin, we welcome a variety of vehicles to meet the needs of all travelers.

  • Two-wheelers The new parking lot: motorcyclists can park their bikes and other two-wheelers in complete safety. Parking Cointrin offers dedicated parking spaces, guaranteeing convenient and secure parking for your two-wheelers.
  • Electric vehicles Electric vehicles: although we don’t yet have charging stations for electric vehicles, you can park your vehicle in complete safety.
  • LPG vehicles LPG vehicles are also accepted at Parking Cointrin. You can park your vehicle in complete peace of mind, knowing that our parking lot is equipped to accommodate this type of vehicle.

Parking Cointrin strives to provide convenient and secure parking solutions for all types of vehicles, allowing you to travel with peace of mind.

Any questions?

Getting to Parking Cointrin is quick and easy. The precise address is Chemin de l’Avanchet 26, CP 1216 Cointrin – GenevaYou can easily find our location using GPS.

From Switzerland Take the A1 freeway towards Geneva and follow the signs for Geneva airport. Take the “Cointrin” exit and follow the signs for Parking Cointrin.

From France Take the A40 freeway towards Geneva and exit at “Ferney-Voltaire”. After clearing customs, follow the signs to the airport and Parking Cointrin. Our parking lot is well signposted, making it easy for you to get here.

On arrival, clear signs will guide you to the parking lot entrance and our staff will be on hand to welcome and assist you, so you can start your journey on the right foot.

Parking Cointrin is committed to offering a full range of services to make your parking experience as pleasant and convenient as possible. Here is an overview of the main services available:

  • Free shuttle:transfer between parking lot and airport terminals, available from 04:00 to 01:30.
  • 24-hour security:continuous surveillance with security cameras and on-site agents.
  • Valet parking: leave your vehicle at the parking lot entrance and our staff will take care of the rest.
  • Vehicle cleaning: interior and exterior cleaning options for a clean vehicle on your return (interior: CHF 90; exterior: CHF 80; both: CHF 165).
  • Easy access: strategically located just three minutes from the terminals.
  • Online booking : quick and easy via our website, with immediate confirmation.
  • Competitive, sliding-scale rates from CHF 10 per day.

All that remains is to wish you an excellent flight!

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