Airport to Resort Swap

Geneva Airport Transfers

Geneva Airport

Serving as the region’s international travel route, Geneva / Geneve airport (or Cointrin as it was formerly known) is one of the biggest in the area.  Serving as a hub for many European and worldwide airlines such as Swiss, Easyjet, and Etihad; Geneva airport sees up to 15 million people pass through annually.

Running along the France-Switzerland border, Geneva airport can be accessed from either country.  Terminal 1 serves as the main arrivals and departure point for international passengers, while Terminal 2 only fully opens during the winter ski season and is used largely for charter airlines working on behalf of holiday tour operators such as Crystal and Tui.

The vast majority of Snowbus transfer passengers arrive in to Terminal 1, and as such the meeting points for both private taxi transfers and shared bus transfers are located in an easily accessible area within the airport of Geneve.  This is effectively on the Swiss side of the airport but has fast road and motorway access to France and all the most popular ski resorts.


Popular Ski Resorts from Geneva Airport

For winter ski and snowboard holidays Geneva airport is the most popular arrival and departure point for many holiday-makers.  With cheap flights from multiple UK airports from Easyjet and the other low-cost airlines - it is the point on the continent that most people find themselves.

More British skiers and snowboarders head to France for their holiday than anywhere else in the world - and it’s easy to understand why.  Resorts vary from high-altitude and purpose-built towns like Tignes and Val Thorens, to traditional villages set within picturesque landscapes such as Meribel.

With something for every interest, skill level and budget - the fantastic ski resorts that can be reached from Geneva airport will be suitable for everyone.  Snowbus operate both private minibus transfers and cheap bus transfers to all the best ski resorts.  Here’s a quick round-up of some of our favourites:



With a reputation for glitz and glamour, Courchevel may not be for everyone.  However, as part of the huge Three Valleys ski area (along with Meribel and Val Thorens) the available terrain for skiing is certainly impressive.  Incorporating the villages of Courchevel 1850, Moriond, Village, Le Praz and La Tania into one resort, there is accommodation for every budget and group.  Transfer from Geneva to Courchevel by bus tend to be around 3 hours, depending on the village level.

Val d’Isere

One of the most famous ski resorts in the world, Val d’Isere has a hard partying reputation but under the surface you’ll find a beautiful town and some of the best skiing and snowboarding to be had in France.  Separated into Val d’Isere Centre, La Daille and Le Fornet areas there are both wild and quiet places to be found within Val d’Isere itself.  Access to the massive ski area of the Espace Killy (shared with Tignes) allows tourists to find quiet spots no matter how busy it may be at the main lifts.  Val d’Isere is one of the last resorts in the valley and as such has a longer transfer time than some other resorts.  Minibus or taxi transfer from Geneva airport is likely to be around 3 hours - but you have to experience a resort where millions of tourists come back year after year.


The home of Snowbus transfers, Tignes is often referred to as Val d’Isere’s less glamorous sister - but scratch beneath the purpose-built apartment blocks and you’ll find a friendly resort where the mountains are the star.  With the Grande Motte glacier allowing year-round skiing and snowboarding, and some of the highest pistes in Europe (second only to Val Thorens) - Tignes villages of Val Claret, Le Lac and Les Brevieres are an excellent option for people who put the skiing and snowboarding first.  Much like Val d’Isere, Tignes bus transfers from Geneva airport come in around 3 hours, but with stunning scenery around every turn the journey won’t be a chore.


Found in the centre of the huge Three Valleys ski area, Meribel is skiing and partying capital of the Alps.  With easy access to a varied ski area Meribel and Meribel Les Allues represent an ideal combination of on and off-piste activities.  With one of the shortest transfer times from Geneva airport Meribel is also a perfect option for people wanting to spend more time on the slopes and less on a bus.

Val Thorens

Purpose-built as Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens provides some of the best snow conditions season-round.  Sitting within the Trois Vallees ski area (with Meribel and Courchevel) - Val Thorens provides great terrain for all levels of skier and snowboarder.  Popular with students, Val Thorens provides as much partying as you want, and budget levels of accommodation should you wish.  As you would expect, transfer times from Geneva airport are extended as buses wind up to the highest point in the area, but the wait is well worth it for the true Val Thorens experience.