We provide coach transfers from Geneva Airport to Val d’Isère at £35 either way (£25 for babies), scarcely half the price of the public buses. They must be paid to us in advance. These transfers are only available to those who have booked a holiday with YSE for the dates applicable.
The first departure is scheduled to be at 14.00, the last at 18.00. The 14.00 bus should suit anyone who has landed by 13.00. The 18.00 is for arrivals by 17.00. When we have more guests there will be third or fourth buses, which will leave as soon as they have enough passengers.
Skiers know that heading high into the Alps in the middle of winter is fraught with difficulties. Fog in Britain, French Air Traffic Control, snow at Geneva, passport control, baggage handling, avalanches across the road – anything and everything can happen! If thirty people’s flights were delayed we would certainly wait for them; if two people were late, we probably couldn’t. We ask Party Leaders to ring John Yates-Smith at Geneva (+33 609 460 741 or +33 616 480 406) to warn him of any serious delay. He has been organising travel to and from Geneva for over 40 years, but he doesn’t have a magic wand. If your flight is seriously delayed, we can’t make everyone else wait. If you cannot meet the pre-booked coach, sadly you will have to make your own way to the resort. We recommend insurance including cover for travel disruption, which should reimburse the cost of a taxi (always available at Geneva Airport, though horribly expensive).
The journey from Geneva Airport to Val d’Isère lasts less than three hours, giving you time to hear our infamous up-to-date information CD, which covers everything from current snow conditions to the best restaurants. We will talk about lift passes, take credit card payment for them, and distribute them on the coach. On arrival in Val d’Isère the coach will stop as close as possible to your chalet. Your chalet staff will walk you to the chalet (sensible footwear will help) while our Land Rovers bring your bags.
For the return journey to the airport on the Sunday of your departure, the coaches will leave at 08.00, possibly 07.30 if there is snow or heavy traffic. With the journey normally taking less than three hours, 08.00 is usually early enough for flights departing after 12.30. We may be able to add a coach leaving Val d’Isère at 10.00 for those who have flights departing after 14.30.
Over the years we have seen traffic delayed by all of the problems listed above, with the journey once taking two days! This is extremely rare, but always possible. We can accept no liability when coaches are delayed by matters beyond our control, and again guests must ensure that their travel insurance covers them for costs incurred due to travel disruption.