Practical information


For Schengen-area nationals, an identity card is all that is required to enter Switzerland.

For visas, please consult the following website: Should you need a visa for Switzerland, please send an email to

Arrival by plane

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Participants travelling by plane will land at Geneva International Airport (GVA). Upon arrival, they will be greeted by TCS staff and put in contact with their guide/interpreter.

Transfer to the hotel: The hotel is located 800 meters from the airport. The journey can be made on foot or by bus, line 5, direction Thônex-Vallard (the hotel is located at the Palexpo stop, second stop from the airport).

Important: Please take a free ticket for each traveller in your group at the ticket machine in the baggage claim area just before the exit.

Arrival by bus

Participants arriving by bus can go directly to the IBIS Palexpo Hotel where they will be met by TCS staff. Drivers will be told where to park.

Arrival by train

Participants travelling by train must take a ticket to Geneva Airport. If the train ticket only goes to Geneva-Cornavin (main station), a ticket can be purchased there for Geneva Airport. Once at the airport, participants will be able to go to the arrivals hall where they will be greeted by TCS staff.


Touring Club Suisse TCS
ETEC 2019
Chemin de Blandonnet 4
1214 Vernier