Autumn holidays: advice for travellers


During the autumn holidays there is a significant rise in passenger numbers at Genève Aéroport. In addition to traffic jams at the car parks, there may also be long queues at the check-in desks or at security. Here is some advice you can follow to ensure your journey is stress-free.

Passengers can check their flight status on our website, on our free app GVApp or with their airline, and are advised to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled flight time.   
Road access to the airport will be disturbed due to redevelopment work at the Grand-Saconnex Motorway Junction. You can consult the traffic changes scheduled for this month here.

Genève Aéroport recommends passengers use public transport to get to the airport: train, shuttle, regular regional coaches (from Annecy, Chamonix/St-Gervais, Chambéry, Grenoble, Lyon, etc.), Geneva buses (5, 5+, 10, 23, 28, 56, 57, 66, V, Aérobus). The airport is connected to Swiss and European train lines. Find out more on our website Please click here to compare the different means of transport that connect with the airport. 

The drop-off area is at Departures (on the first floor). Drivers taking passengers to the airport should follow the signs for « Kiss & Fly ».

Passengers who have to travel to the airport by car can reserve a parking space at the ResaPark area. It is easy to reserve your place online at

Passengers leaving their car at Genève Aéroport can check the availability of the car parks on or on the free app GVApp. The app is compatible with Apple Watch.
We also offer an official valet service

Access to the French Sector from the Swiss Sector, or vice versa, is only authorised to passengers with a boarding card (or reservation) for their flight on the same day, the day before or the next day, whether they are departing from or arriving at Genève Aéroport. Access to car hire companies is also subject to this rule.
Some airlines enable passengers to check in luggage online or at the «Express Check-in» counters in the terminal, before dropping off their luggage at the correct desk. 
For some flights, passengers can check in the day before departure. For further information, passengers can consult the website of their airline or the page
To make going through security easy and to save time, you can purchase access to the Priority Lane at
To avoid being held up at security, we would like to remind passengers that dangerous or sharp items are not permitted in their hand luggage.
Liquids, sprays and other gels must be in their own containers of no more than 100 ml and must be carried in a transparent, plastic bag with total capacity of up to one litre.
In collaboration with the organisation protecting the climate, myclimate, Genève Aéroport offers its passengers the opportunity to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of their flight.

Have a good flight!