French sector

One special feature of Genève Aéroport is that it has a French sector that allows its users to:

  • check their bags and take an internal flight to a French airport without having to pass through Swiss territory;

  • For some airlines flying  to destinations other than France, check in and go to the international transit area.

  • make your way easily to the nearby areas of France (Pays de Gex, Divonne-les-Bains, Bellegarde, French Jura Mountains, the departments of Ain, Jura, etc.).

  • rent a car from a French agency.

Warning: Following security measures imposed by the Swiss and French authorities, Genève Aéroport informs you that ONLY passengers in possession of an air ticket valid for day D +/-1 are authorised to pass between the international sector and the France sector, and vice versa.

Therefore, car rental agencies’ clients that do not meet this condition must imperatively move from one sector to another by road (car, taxi, etc.), by passing through the Ferney-Voltaire customs. Pedestrians and cyclists are not allowed to use this road.

Genève Aéroport thanks you for your understanding.

Access to the french sector: Arriving passengers

From an international flight (except France)

  • On leaving the plane, follow the usual passenger route.

  • Collect baggage from the baggage carousel.

  • Go through Swiss customs. Go up to the Check-in level.

  • On the Check-in level, follow the "destination France" signs.

Coming from a French flight 

Disembarkation directly in the French sector (same basis as a domestic flight).
Exit can be in France or in Switzerland: - Follow the signs on leaving the plane.

Please note that bags are first delivered on the baggage conveyor in the French sector. If they are not collected there, they are automatically routed to the main baggage carousel!

Access to the french sector: departing passengers

From Switzerland
Access to the French sector on the Check-in level.
Follow the "destination France" signs.

From France
Access to the French sector is via the Ferney-Voltaire customs road.
Follow the "Aéroport secteur France" signs just near the Swiss customs post. Various routes depending on your starting point and access map (pdf). GPS address to get to the French sector: "Ferney-Voltaire, route douanière".

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 of Genève Aéroport is only used during the winter period for certain flights (charter or scheduled) directly related to the skiing activity in the Geneva region (Switzerland, France, Italy). Outside this period, Terminal 2 is closed and does not accept any flights.

Terminal 2 of Genève Aéroport is accessible via the TPG buses (lines 10, 23, 28, 28, 56, 57), “Tour-de-Contrôle” stop.

It is also within walking distance. From the CFF station or from Terminal 1 of Genève Aéroport, go to the arrival level, then towards “car rental”. At the exit, follow the pedestrian area for 300 metres to reach Terminal 2, located opposite parking P51.

Terminal opening hours

For security reasons, Terminal 1 is closed in the morning from 00:00 to 04:00.

The access road to the French sector (customs road) is closed one hour after the last flight (around 00:30) until 04:00.

No-one is allowed to remain inside the terminal when it is closed.

Main rules for the airport site area

The airport is a public space in which many people come and go. People's different habits, stress and fatigue sometimes find their expression in forms of frustration and inappropriate behaviour.

In order to make sure that the hub remains a pleasant place to be, Genève Aéroport addresses the following few rules to both passengers and staff working at the airport.

Please apply them both inside the building as well as within its exterior perimeter.