Going on holiday: practical information for travellers

During the holidays, certain time frames are very busy and some congestion may occur at the registration counters, when passing through the airport security or at the customs check (exit from the Schengen area): passengers should therefore always arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight. ​ 

As usual, the Management of Genève Aéroport recommends passengers to use the public transportation system to arrive at the airport (train, shuttle, or the bus lines 5, 10, 23, 28, 57, Y).

Passagiere aus dem benachbarten Frankreich können die regelmässigen Busverbindungen ab Annecy (Transalis), Lyon (Ouibus und Flixbus), Chambéry und Grenoble (Ouibus) nutzen.  

The airport is connected to the Swiss and European rail networks, and trains are departing from the CFF Genève Cornavin train station towards Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Bourg-en-Bresse, Chambéry, Dijon, Grenoble, Lyon, Valencia, etc.  

To find more about it, visit our website at www.gva.ch/transports.

The quick drop-off of passengers is at the departures level (surface-based upper platform). Drivers bringing passengers to the airport are invited to follow the “Kiss & Fly” signs.
Please note that if you must come by car it is possible to easily reserve a parking spot online through the ResaPark service at www.gva.ch/eservices.
Passengers leaving their vehicle in Geneva can check the occupancy level of the car parks on the homepage of our website at www.gva.ch or via the free GVApp app. This app is now compatible with the Apple Watch. 

An Official valet Service is also available at www.gva.ch/valet-parking.


Passengers can use short term car park P1 and long term car park P2. 

Passengers landing at Geneva receive a free TPG ticket via a dedicated kiosk located in the baggage arrival area. This ticket is valid 80 minutes for All Geneva zone.
Regular bus lines to nearby French regions are available from Genève Aéroport.

For more information visit : French cities and resorts


Several airlines offer the possibility to check-in the luggage online or at the "Express Check-in” kiosks installed in the terminal, to thereafter drop them off at a dedicated counter. 
For some flights, it is possible to check in the day before the flight. For further information, please check with your airline company, or visit www.gva.ch/checkin


In order to avoid wasting time during the security checks, please note that hand baggage must not contain any dangerous or sharp objects. 
Liquids, sprays and other gels must be in containers of maximum 100 ml and must all be placed in a one-litre transparent plastic bag.


Genève Aéroport offers its passengers the possibility to compensate the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) generated by their flight. 

Enjoy your trip and happy holidays!

GVA : Urgences