If you have bad memories of Geneva you were probably travelling on a Saturday. On winter Sundays it is much quieter. It can still be busy at times, being the gateway to so many of the world’s top ski resorts, but never horribly so. The Swiss frontier police have to do the work of the French though by checking and stamping their passports, because there are no checks on the French border. This can be tedious. Once through passport control you go through the obligatory Swiss chocolate shops (Toblerone £8 here, £5 at Gatwick!) into the baggage hall. Trolleys require 2 franc or 2 euro coins, but a 50p piece seems to work.
Once you have your luggage, John Yates-Smith and his team should be visible outside the sliding door exits from the baggage hall. They may have disappeared in a sea of guests, trolleys and skis, but they will be there, unmissable in YSE’s tasteful daffodil yellow.
Please don’t walk past them: they need to know that you have arrived so that they don’t delay the coach searching for you. They will count you in and direct you to our coaches, where you can rest your weary legs or just dump your bags to head off to one of the airport’s many shops, snack bars and restaurants. Most importantly they will give you your coach’s estimated time of departure. Please be there for that. If you have any problems before flying or after landing, John is always available on +33 609 406 741 or +33 616 480 406.
For transfer details, please see YSE Transfers.