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If you have never been at UN Geneva, navigating your way through the vast gardens and large network of corridors and meeting rooms is not an easy task. The below information give you guidance on the way to, into and inside the Palais des Nations. View and download the map of the Palais, use our room guide to find your next meeting venue or find out which routes and facilities are wheelchair accessible. 

Getting to the UN


Palais des Nations transit stops are Appia and Nations

Transports Publics Genevois
Palais des Nations transit stops are Appia and Nations.

Access from Cornavin railway station:

  • Bus lines 20, F ("Appia" stop)
  • Bus line 5 or tram line 15 (“Nations” stop), then a 5 minutes' walk to Pregny Gate

Access from Cointrin airport:

  • Bus line 5 (“Nations” stop), then a 5 minutes' walk to Pregny Gate

Other bus lines with stop at “Nations”:

  • Other bus lines with stop at “Nations”: 11 and 22, then a 5 minutes' walk to Pregny Gate

In Geneva, unireso public-transport tickets must be purchased prior to boarding a tram, bus or ferry. Ticket machines are available at most stops. Travel cards or passes can be purchased at the main TPG centres (Rive, Cornavin and Bachet de Pesay) and at newsstands (including at the “Naville” kiosk in the Palais). Please note tickets are not available on the bus itself. Hotels, youth hostels or campsites typically offer a Geneva Transport Card, which allows use of public transport in Geneva free of charge during the period of stay.

Access roads to the UN are the Rue de Lausanne and Avenue de la Paix/Route de Pregny.

Visitors are unfortunately not allowed to enter the UN by car or with a bicycle. Public parking is available on the surroundings of the Palais. For further details and locations please visit transport is strongly recommended. 

Delegates may drive to the Palais des Nations and park their vehicles in the parking lots in the compound, provided they have been delivered a parking sticker. Parking stickers are issued upon written request from the permanent missions. They can be collected from the Pregny Gate, 14 Avenue de la Paix.


Due to exterior improvement works at Pregny Gate from Monday, 9 October 2023 until end of February 2024, the access types listed below are impacted. Please refer to updated information available on Pregny Pavilion Closure

To the Palais des Nations:

Conference participants

  • Conference participants are to register on the Indico.UN platform prior to attending the respective meeting or conference.
  • First time entry for conference participants is through Pregny Gate, Avenue de la Paix 14, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m on weekdays only upon which they will be issued with a paper conference badge. Thereafter, the paper conference badge permits access through the Pregny, Avenue de la Paix 14, and Peace Gate, Place des Nations, subject to security screening.


  • Visitors coming for a guided tour: please follow the guidelines on the Visits Page.
  • All other visitors are to be announced by their host in the Visitor Announcement Page.
  • Entry for visitors is possible at Pregny Gate and Peace Gate from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. upon which visitors will obtain a magnetic day badge after passing through security screening.

All visitors must carry a valid passport (UN Member or Observer State). A valid national ID card issued by a European Member State is also accepted.


To the buildings within the Palais des Nations:

Access to most doors at the Palais des Nations is secured by a centralized access security system and can only be opened by means of a magnetic United Nations grounds pass issued to authorized users. Only public doors will be accessible without a magnetic ground pass from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays to enable access to visitors and conference participants.

Public Doors:

Annexe Bocage (CLM)Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m

Tempus (Conference Rooms Tempus 1-3): Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m                    

E40 (Conference Rooms XVII – XXVII): Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m                    

S1 (JMS, SAFI, UNDT): Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m                     

E39: (Guided Tours Service): Open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All other building doors are under Electronic Access Control and require a magnetic badge for access, including building H via door H60 (Plaza) and the tunnel (link E-H).



Exit of the building after 7 p.m. on weekdays:
Door E40 has a release button that can be activated after 7 p.m.

Exit through the gates:
Nations gate and Pregny gate have free flow pedestrian exit at the turnstiles, no electronic badge is required. Visitors will leave their magnetic day pass in the receptacle provided for this purpose during their last visit, to exit via the dedicated turnstile.

Exit with a bike:
Visitors and conference participants cannot come into the Palais des Nations with a bicycle.

Pregny Gate:

  • Accessible 24 hours, 7 days per week for authorized pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.
  • Security officers will scan the UNOG badge of drivers and passengers upon entry. 
  • Pedestrians will access through their dedicated entry at the Pregny turnstiles.

Peace Gate:

  • Open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for authorized pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • Outside of those hours, Nations Gate is accessible for entry by accredited pedestrians who announce themselves by calling the Security Operations Center.
  • Before 7 a.m. and after 8 p.m., cyclists should enter and exit using the vehicle lanes at Pregny gate. 

Chemin de Fer Gate:

  • Open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for delivery, company, staff and delegate vehicles. 
  • Security officers will scan the UNOG badge of drivers and passengers upon entry. 
  • Entry open for accredited pedestrians from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. 
  • Exit for vehicles and bicycles is possible between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Exit for accredited pedestrians is possible between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. through the turnstiles, using the magnetic grounds pass (no free flow exit).

Accessible Doors
Open access 7:00 a.m. - 7:00p.m.: Doors A11 I E40 I H60

Accessible Toilets
Door A11 | 3rd floor
Door E40 | 1st, 3rd and 6th floors

Priority parking
For persons with disabilities is available nearby the accessible doors.