best place to park is "Parking Mt Blanc" which is right off the Mt Blanc bridge. if you get there reasonably early in the morning (before 11) you will find a place. It is well located for the centre of town. However it is also expensive and for about 6 hours parking I would estimate about 15frs.
If you park there you can walk everywhere else. here is an outline for a walking tour...
This is in French, but since it is a map it should be all right: http://www.ge.ch/parkings/plan/plan-ge.html
All parking are rather expensive. And sometime full in the middle of the day. There are however indicators when you get to Geneva that tell you where there is availability. If you are going to the centre, the best choice in term of location and availability is "Parking St-Antoine". It is located under the old town. Entry is on "Bd. Jacques-Dalcroze" (street name).
I found parking in centre of Geneva horrendously expensive and paid around 69 Swiss Francs (EUR 55) for 24 hours. Mind you it is just 1 Fr over night (19:00 - 07:00) and at weekends and holidays.
NB I have seen comments on other websites that it is difficult to use some of the car parks in Geneva if you have a larger vehicle (4x4 etc) as they can be narrow.
It would be useful if someone can post information on any Geneva park-and-ride which I believe exists.
"It would be useful if someone can post information on any Geneva park-and-ride which I believe exists."
The park and ride scheme is aimed at office workers who need to buy monthly etc passes for it. There are a few shopping centres such as Balexert near the airport where you can park cheaply and get a tram into the centre.
many of the Park and Ride parkings are by subscription only. And as Jon says, designed for commuters not tourists.
And most swiss parking places are narrow. 4x4's don't belong in the towns. They are for the mountains.
You need to understand that car use is being discouraged here. There are an increasing number of towns with large "pedestrian only" centres or "priority to pedestrian" areas. Geneva is considering a tax on entering cars like Oslo and London have. We have what is arguably the world's best integrated public transport system and we are encouraged to use it. One of the ways this "encouragement" is shown is the cost of downtown car parking.
This is very helpful. Thank you.
You're welcome :-)
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