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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 8, 20, 60 ("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).
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.



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 5 p.m on weekdays only upon which they will be issued with a digital conference badge. Thereafter, the digital 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 5 p.m. upon which visitors will obtain a digital badge for the day 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 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays to enable access to visitors and conference participants.

Public Doors:

Annexe Bocage (CLM): Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m

Tempus (Conference Rooms Tempus 1-3): Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m                    

E40 (Conference Rooms XVII – XXVII): Open 8 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.

Pedestrian access:

  • For permanent badge holders, pedestrian and bicycles, access at Pregny Gate is open between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on working days. Nations Gate is open for exit only, until 7:30 p.m. Peace Gate is open for authorized pedestrians and cyclists from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Vehicle access:

  • Pregny Gate is open for vehicle access on working days, between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Chemin de Fer Gate is also open for vehicle access on working days.


  • Offices and conference/meeting rooms are open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on working days.


  • Should you need to enter or exit the campus outside opening hours due to an emergency, please contact security immediately at or +41 (0)22 917 2112. After contacting security, wait at the gate for an officer to assist you. Note that such instances should be rare, and we expect all staff and visitors to have exited the gates by 7.30 p.m.

Accessible Doors
Open access 8:00 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.