Solo Female Travel in Geneva

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in southwestern Switzerland, the dazzling city of Geneva is renowned for its diverse contributions to global affairs and culture. Prominently known as a diplomatic hub due to housing numerous international organizations, such as the Red Cross and a variety of United Nations agencies, Geneva offers more than running world affairs. It's home to an enchanting old town, adorned with timeless architecture, quaint streets, and the remarkable St Pierre's Cathedral. The city proudly flaunts the Jet d'Eau, one of the tallest water fountains in the world, adding to the picturesque charm of Lake Geneva. Last but not least, this multi-faceted city stands tall in the world of luxury with its top-notch watches, delectable cuisine, and Switzerland's finest chocolate, entrancing visitors with an unmatched Swiss experience.

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Is Geneva good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Geneva is generally very safe for solo female travelers. The city has a significantly low crime rate and the local authorities are very responsive. Moreover, the residents are helpful and respectful. Public transportation is reliable and safe, even during the night. However, travelers should always practice usual precautions such as avoiding dark, secluded areas at night and being vigilant of their personal belongings.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Geneva offers an efficient and easy-to-navigate public transportation system, including trams, buses, and boats. Foot travel is also quite feasible, especially within the compact city center. English is widely spoken, making it simple to ask for directions. However, do keep in mind that transportation can be a bit pricey, even by Swiss standards.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Geneva offers a range of interesting activities for the solo female traveler. Packed with history and culture, it houses numerous museums each with different themes, from art to history to science. The Old Town is a cobblestone labyrinth filled with shops, cafes, and historical landmarks that will keep you busy for hours. In addition, it's surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and offers scenic boat trips on Lake Geneva. The city also offers impressive arrays of world cuisine. However, it's worth noting that the city can be somewhat expensive.
Food:

Food:Excellent

The food in Geneva is a delightful fusion of Swiss and French cuisines, with an exciting array of options to cater to all palates. From traditional fondue and raclette to exotic worldwide cuisine, you will find everything here. Plus, the high quality and standard of ingredients, and the excellence in dining experience is simply impeccable. So, it's a heaven for any foodie. Just make sure to try the famous Swiss chocolate!
Budget:

Budget:Expensive

Geneva is known for being quite pricey. Dining, accommodation, transport, and general expenses tend to be at the higher end compared to other cities. But overall, it is possible to travel on a budget by doing activities like hiking, visiting free attractions and using public transportation, although it might require careful planning and limiting some luxuries.

Is Geneva worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 9 experiences

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

3.9/5

Budget-friendly

2.7/5

Solo travel experience

Geneva is a wonderful city where I felt very safe. The public transportation network in Switzerland is absolutely amazing. The Christmas market is enchanting. There are plenty of stalls with traditional Swiss food as well as dishes from around the world. It's a nice place to take a walk, have a drink and eat a snack. The river and the lake are beautiful for walks, and taking a day trip is easy, both Annecy and Lausanne are great.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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The home of the most instrumental organisations and institutions of our time Worth a visit Must go to the UN office, visit Lake Geneva and the surroundings at Rolex office Talk to people around you you may run into an activist, a writer, a leader just down the street. A place of action and a place you need to be at

Posted: June 21, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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City with a posh reputation, but turned out to be very "boho" and have some French charms. Nice cafes and nice to sit by the lake. Maybe slightly cheaper to drink a coffee in Geneva than in Zurich. Good city for some days!

Posted: May 12, 2023Experienced: April, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Geneva was amazing. I was there on a group trip, the only foreign trip I ever took. We visited the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and CERN. I really enjoyed the Red Cross Museum. In Plainpalais, there was an incredible statue of Frankenstein's monster.

Posted: April 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Geneva was wonderful. To be honest, the best part was when I went to a small town named Vevey and from there I managed to get on a cable car to Mont Pèlerin, the view was fantastic (it's 1h by train from Geneva). Geneva was good, and all the museums - d'Histoire Naturelle and Musée d'Art et d'Histoire were free and large, so I really spent hours there. Lake Geneva was also amazing.

Posted: December 16, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Travel by mouette (public transport boats) or take a lake cruise - Walk around the Old Town - Climb the Cathedral - Swim in the lake - Running under the Jet d’Eau - Trip to Jonction Safety: I felt safe when I was there. Recommendations: Geneva is beautiful and fun, especially for a short period of time, like two days.

Posted: September 16, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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To Do: - Visit the Museum of Art and History - Have a drink at the Place du Bourg-de-Four - Explore the old town - Walk around Carouge - Visit the opera - Admire the beautiful lake shore Safety: Geneva is very safe, women-friendly. Recommendations: Geneva is a nice city for a few hours, but not for days. Ideal for a short trip.

Posted: September 9, 2022
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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To do: - Jet d'Eau in Geneva - St. Peter's Cathedral - Palace of Nations - International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum - Museum of Art and History - Bains des Pâquis - MAMCO Genève - Patek Philippe Museum - Ariana Museum Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Geneva is very expensive to live in, especially when it comes to food and drink.

Posted: September 2, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I visited Geneva last year. My hotel gave me a card that was a free local ticket for the bus and tram. It was fun to get on and off, sightsee, and walk everywhere. I jumped inside and went wherever it led. Visiting the United Nations to take a picture was fun. I loved walking around the old part of the Carouge city. Across the river. More local and less business/banking. There is a fantastic little restaurant in the strangest place named Chez Maman. Wonderful people, classic food. I loved Swiss wine.

Posted: July 18, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Geneva safe for women?

Safety rating

4.3 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 6 experiences

I never had any bad experiences in Geneva although I usually go back home alone during the night. Some friends of mine reported to me that they had their bags robbed by an armed guy at night when they were smoking in a remote park outside the city centre, and another friend had her phone stolen in the train station, but it's very rare. Young men from nearby-France coming here in the evening can be really rude, sexists and mess around a lot, but it's easy to avoid them.

Posted: May 26, 2024
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Gabriela

Gabriela

Geneva is a safe place for us to walk, to live and meet people doesn’t matter the time. I feel comfortable here to live and get the bus alone at midnight or even at 6AM coming back home after the club.

Posted: May 13, 2024
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