YSE lay on coaches from Geneva Airport to Val d’Isère and back from Val d’Isère to Geneva Airport every Sunday of our winter season.
YSE coach seats cost £35 single, £70 return for adults/children, and £25 single, £50 return for infants under 2. Seats must be booked in advance.
Our coaches leave Geneva Airport at 14.00 and 18.00. Guests wishing to take the 14.00 must book flights that land before 13.00, and those taking the 18.00 departure must land by 17.00.
Skiers know that all sorts of problems can delay air passengers’ arrival in the winter. Fog in Britain, snow on runways, ash clouds, French air traffic controllers’ industrial action, passport control, baggage delivery, etc. And the road trip is also fraught with difficulties: ice, snow, traffic jams, farmers dumping manure in the road – anything and everything can happen!
Fortunately, these sorts of problems occur very infrequently nowadays, but they are always possible. The coaches to Val d’Isère could be delayed. If one passenger’s flight is two hours late, we would not expect the whole coach to wait. If thirty people were delayed, we might. For each group arriving we will have to consider the options. We ask Party Leaders to ring John Yates-Smith at Geneva (0033 609 460 741 or 0033 616 480 406) to warn him of any serious delay. But if people cannot meet the pre-booked coach, sadly they will have to make their own way to the resort.
Likewise, we shall use our best endeavours to transport guests rapidly from Val d’Isère to the airport on the Sunday of their departure. The bus leaves at 08.00, possibly 07.30 if there is snow or heavy traffic. The journey normally takes less than three hours, so 08.00 is usually early enough for flights departing after 12.30. We will also have a coach leaving Val d’Isère at 10.00 for those who have flights departing after 14.30.
However, over the years we have seen coaches delayed by all of the problems listed above, with the journey once taking up to two days! Again this is incredibly rare, but possible. We can accept no liability when coaches are delayed by matters beyond our control, and guests must ensure that their travel insurance covers them for costs incurred due to travel disruption.