New "early morning train" services between Biel, Fribourg, Sion, and Geneva Airport


Following the success of two initial trials before Christmas 2023 between Biel/Bienne and Geneva Airport, Geneva Airport and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) are offering new early morning train services for passengers residing between Biel/Bienne, Fribourg, Sion, and Geneva. These services enable travelers to catch the first wave of flights (between 6am and 8am).

As part of their joint efforts to promote responsible mobility and to better meet the needs of leisure traffic, Geneva Airport and the SBB agreed to extend the test offer introduced at the start of the Christmas 2023 holidays from the Pied-du-Jura and the Vaud coast to the cantons of Fribourg and Valais. These new services aim to allow customers from these cantons to reach Geneva Airport directly in time to board the earliest flights (departing from 06:00 AM) in the most comfortable conditions, leaving their vehicles at home.
Three early morning train services are now offered:
Between Biel/Bienne and Geneva Airport, starting from the long spring weekends:
  • Easter – Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 2024
  • Ascension Day – Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Pentecost – Saturday, May 18, 2024
Schedule: departure from Biel/Bienne (02:40 AM), Neuchâtel (03:00 AM), Yverdon-les-Bains (03:21 AM), Morges (03:45 AM), Nyon (03:49 AM), Geneva (04:14 AM), and Geneva Airport (arrival: 04:19 AM).
Beginning of the summer holidays:
  • Saturday, June 29, and Saturday, July 6, 2024
Schedule: departure from Biel/Bienne (02:22 AM), Neuchâtel (02:43 AM), Yverdon-les-Bains (03:07 AM), Morges (03:40 AM), Nyon (03:55 AM), Geneva (04:09 AM), and Geneva Airport (arrival: 04:15 AM).

Also, from Fribourg and Sion
The early morning train service will be expanded from Ascension Day to other regions of French-speaking Switzerland, particularly benefiting customers on lines from Fribourg and Sion. Cities such as Sion, Martigny, St-Maurice, Bex, Aigle, Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne, Renens, as well as Fribourg, Romont, and Palézieux will also have train access to Geneva Airport.
Final schedules are still being finalized and will be announced as soon as possible.
To use the early morning train:
  • No reservation is necessary;
  • All usual travel passes (GA, Half-Fare, etc.) are valid, and a limited number of discounted tickets are available for travelers planning their trips in advance;
  • The online timetable is updated for departures from Biel/Bienne and will be updated by early April for departures from Fribourg and Sion:
For more convenience and potentially saving time on the departure day, passengers can directly reserve Geneva Airport services online:
  • Fast Track/Priority Lane: CHF 10.-
  • VIP package (combination of "Priority Lane" and access to a VIP lounge open from 6 AM): CHF 45.-
Geneva Airport is committed to reducing its environmental impact and achieving zero CO2 emissions, particularly focusing on responsible mobility. Meanwhile, the SBB aims to further improve public transport connections to Geneva Airport. The collaboration between the two partners will continue towards their shared goal.