Train timetables changed between Geneva and France (work on lines)

Major work is being done on French-Swiss train lines in the Geneva area, in preparation for the introduction of the regional rail system, the RER, and to improve connections with France. That work will affect service between Geneva and Genève-Aéroport and between Geneva and France throughout 2014. Passengers should inquire before travelling.

The Swiss (CFF) and French (RFF) rail networks are modernizing their cross-border rail network throughout 2014. Their purpose: to lay the groundwork for the regional rail system (RER) connecting France and the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Geneva and to improve connections between Geneva and France. On both sides of the border, the work includes improving network electrification, signalling and security installations, and will make it possible to introduce new regional dual-current trains along the entire Geneva – La Plaine – Bellegarde line.

As concerns the Genève Aéroport service, the number of trains between Geneva and Genève-Aéroport will be reduced from 15 July to 13 December 2014, as a result of work on the track layout in Genève-Châtelaine. Three trains will run in either direction every hour. Please consult www.cff.ch.

The CFF and the RFF recommend that passengers inquire before setting out. Information is available at ticket counters and on www.cff.ch/geneve2014, and the CFF have set up a free dedicated hotline - 0800 22 00 11 - for the duration of the work. A flyer is also available in CFF train stations throughout the region.

In France, passengers can consult the following channels of information:
www.ter-sncf.com (Rhône-Alpes), in the "travaux" section, and www.rff.fr, in the "actualités" section.

Posters are being put up in train stations to inform passengers. Announcements will be broadcast in trains and stations. Bicycles cannot be transported on the buses and reservations are mandatory for groups.

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Y bus service: Val Thoiry - Airport - Ferney-Voltaire

Itinerary
The airport is served by the Y bus, a service which operates between Ferney-Mairie and Val Thoiry and goes past CERN in particular. The stop is on the Swiss side next to the other Unireso lines.

Timetable and fares
Frequency: every half hour on weekdays and every hour at the weekend, with a restricted service on SundayS.
Fares: from € 2.10

TPG ligne YFerney - Grand-Saconnex - Aéroport - Blandonnet - CERN - Thoiry

Information
Unireso and Transports publics genevois:
- internet www.unireso.com or www.tpg.ch

Free shuttle buses to French hotels

Free shuttle buses outside the "Arrival" level for the following hotels:
  • Holiday Inn Thoiry on demand +33 450 99 19 99 from 06:00 to 22:00 and departure from the hotel every hour, 7/7
  • La Villa du Lac from Monday to Friday, 2 shuttles per day: La Villa du Lac > Airport at 09:00 & 19:10 / Airport > La Villa du Lac at 09:20 &19:35
  • Novotel France on demand +33 450 40 85 23
  • Park & Suites Elegance from Monday to Friday (except public holidays), from 07:00 to 11:00 > every 45 min. and from 15:00 to 21:00 every hour

Annecy: regular coaches

The Frossard transportation company operate a scheduled coach service between Genève Aéroport and Annecy.

Itinerary
Geneva Airport > Annecy, 100 minutes or more (via Geneva Coach Station – Geneva Main Train Station - Geneva Uni-Mail – A40 motorway).
Annecy > Geneva Airport, 60 minutes or more (direct via A40 motorway).

Schedule and rates
From € 10.50 one way.
For details:
- flyer (PDF 0.1 MB)
- website www.frossard.eu/horaires.phtml

The advantages
- 3 express connections
- scheduled service, no need to reserve
- economical (avoid the tolls and motorway fees, costs of gas and parking!)

Information and reservations
Frossard:
- tel. +33 450 45 73 90
- internet www.frossard.eu
Coach station Geneva:
- from Switzerland tel. 0900 320 230 (CHF 1.50/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network)
- from France tel. +4122 732 02 30
- internet www.gare-routiere.com

Be careful
All buses/trains going to France leave from Swiss territory: make sure you have valid identity papers (Swiss visa: obtain information depending on nationality).

Chambery/Grenoble: regular coaches

The Grenoble-based Semi-Public Company SEM-VFD provides, under the "AEROCAR" trademark, a daily shuttle by Grand Tourisme 50-seater coaches.

Destinations
- Chambery SNCF train station
- Crolles Le Rafour
- Grenoble coach station (connexions with the ski resorts of Oisans)

Timetable and fares
5x per day, every days.
Grenoble-Genève Aéroport: from € 55 round trip (normal web)
Crolles-Genève Aéroport: from € 55 round trip (normal web)
Chambéry-Genève Aéroport: from € 40 round trip (normal web)
Other rates: youth, seniors, children, duo, etc.
Details: www.aerocar.fr/horaires-tarifs/grenoble/

The advantages
- 5x per day, every days.
- regular service, without an obligation to reserve.
- economic (tolls, fuel, parking fares and motorway sticker avoided!).

Information and reservations
Coach station Geneva:
- from Switzerland tel. 0900 320 230 (CHF 1.50/min.)
- from France tel. +4122 732 02 30
Geneva International Airport, "Accueil France" desk:
- tel. +4122 798 20 00
Coach station Chambery:
- tel. +33 479 69 11 88
AEROCAR:
- from France tel. 0974 500 750 (Cristal number, local cost)
- from other countries tel. +33 974 500 750
- internet www.aerocar.fr

Be careful
All buses/trains going to France leave from Swiss territory: make sure you have valid identity papers (Swiss visa: obtain information depending on nationality).

Rhone-Alpes district: regular buses

The buses of the Geneva coach station operates connections towards various regional and international destinations long distance.

Destinations
- Annecy
- Chambéry
- Chamonix
- Crolles
- Grenoble
- etc.

Important
The bus from/to France leave from the coach station of Geneva in the center town (5 minutes walking from the central station of Geneva-Cornavin). To go to the coach station from the airport, it's recommended to take the bus 10.

Opening time
The road Station is open every day of the year from 06:45 to 20:30, it informs on the regional lines by coach, winter like summer.

Information and reservation
Coach Station of Geneva
- www.coach-station.com
- tel. +4122 732 02 30

Be careful
All buses/trains going to France leave from Swiss territory: make sure you have valid identity papers (Swiss visa: obtain information depending on nationality).

France (inc. Rhone-Alpes district): regular trains

Genève Aéroport offers connections to the Swiss and European rail network. The CFF Airport railway station has direct access to the airport Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station (city centre): 5 trains per hour, route 6 minutes.

The trains from/to France leave from the central station of Geneva-Cornavin.

Destinations
- Annecy
- Aix-les-Bains
- Bourg-en-Bresse
- Chambery
- Dijon
- Grenoble
- Lyon
- Valence
- etc.

Lyon: schedule and rates
From € 57.00 round trip.
More than 10 daily frequencies, from 2 hours of route!
For details: download the flyer (French pdf 0.3 MB).

Grenoble / Chambéry / Aix-les-Bains
From € 36.00 round trip (Aix-les-Bains)
5 daily frequencies, from 2.15 hours of route!
For details: download the flyer (pdf 0.3 MB).

Information and reservation
SNCF
- internet www.voyages-sncf.com

Be careful
All buses/trains going to France leave from Swiss territory: make sure you have valid identity papers (Swiss visa: obtain information depending on nationality).

Informations France

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