Geneva Airport Transfer Info
Geneva Airport, officially known as Cointrin International Airport (GVA), is situated 5 km from Geneva city centre in Switzerland. Many no thrills and national airlines operate flights into and out of Geneva. This offers customers potential low cost flights to Geneva airport, from which there is access to a wide range of ski destinations. The airport has a complex structure with two different sections: an international (Swiss) side and a domestic (French) side. This is important to take into account when booking ski transfers from Geneva airport.
Why get an airport transfer from Geneva Airport?
Geneva airport is the base for many airport transfer providers, which makes for a competitive environment. This could be very cost effective for you when booking ski transfers from Geneva Airport. It is one of the major transportation hubs in the Alps with providers from Geneva airport offering access to over 200 ski resorts and ski destinations in France, Italy and Switzerland. Airport transfer routes from Geneva to ski resorts are the busiest ski transfer routes, but also probably the most efficient.
Ski resorts serviced by Geneva airport transfer providers
Airport transfer routes from Geneva include the following ski resorts:
Abondance, La Chapelle, Montriond (the three in Portes du Soleil Ski Area), Argentière, Chamonix (both in Ski Pass Mont Blanc Area), Le Grande Bornand, Saint Jean de Sixt (both in Aravis Ski Area), and Morzine, all reachable within one hour drive. A one and a half hour transfer will get you to ski resorts such as La Clusaz, Champex-Lac, Courmayeur, La Thuile (both Italian ski resorts), Les Saisies, St. Gevais Mont Blanc, Gstaad (Glacier-Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area), among others.
You can also reach popular destinations such as Tignes, Val D'Isere and Trois Vallee but the transfer times are close to three hours.
Conveniently located near Geneva is Thollon ski resort, situated just 15 km from Evian, with the famous thermal baths and home of the world famous mineral water. You can get airport transfer services from Geneva airport to a range of popular Swiss ski resorts, such as Villars (at 125 km of distance), Crans-Montana, Verbier (both at 180 km), Saas Fee, Zermatt (both at 235 km), Grindewald, Wenger (both at 240 km transfer distance) and Kandersteg (220 km) among others.
Check our transfer time calculator to get an estimate on all transfer times from Geneva to all ski resorts nearby.
Geneva public transport links
Geneva Airport has various public transport links that can offer access to many resorts. Buses and shuttles offer an alternative to private Geneva airport transfers. Scheduled coaches are available from Geneva Airport to resorts and destinations including: Annecy, Chambery, Grenoble, Val d’Isere and Chamonix along with various others. Buses also run from the airport coach station to the Rhône-Alpes District. Geneva Airport’s CFF railway station offers access to the European rail network, with destinations including many of France’s top ski resorts; the Airport railway station also enables access to Geneva city centre in only 6 minutes where onward journeys can give access to many resorts in Europe.
Geneva ski transfer travel advice
For groups of 3 or more it is often best to arrange an airport transfer in advance with one of the Geneva airport transfer operators. Booking a shared or private transfer will allow you to start your holiday without the stress of getting to the bus stations and paying expensive last minute taxi fares. When booking an airport transfer, especially from Geneva airport, make sure to get more quotes. The wide range of ski transfer providers based at Geneva airport could mean you get a better deal.