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A tip for saving a few bucks on the train ticket: On the baggage claim area there are machines that give you free tickets to Geneva. You just need to press a button and they'll give you one. They are valid only for arriving passengers, so make sure to keep your boarding pass with you. Then, in the machine for buying the train ticket you can select "change ...


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There are four trains per hour from Genève-Aéroport (the train station is directly at the airport) to Lausanne. The travel time is about 45-50 minutes. There is no discount if you buy the ticket in advance and a seat reservation is not possible on these trains, so even if you can buy the ticket online in advance, you have no disadvantage if you choose to buy ...


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You don't need to buy the ticket online (there are automated ticket machines as well as manned ticket booths), but you'll save some time, and possibly some money: even though the standard ticket is 27.- CHF, you can buy discounted tickets for as little as 16.20 CHF. Drawback: discounted tickets are valid only on a specific train, so you'll need to time ...


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Catch a train from Geneva Airport to Lausanne (leaving at xx:02 every hour). Change to local train S2 to Vallorbe. Take a taxi for the last 12.5 km to Métabief, or arrange for your accommodation to organise transport. You should pre-book the train trip Geneva Airport-Vallorbe here: SBB Supersaver tickets for the cheapest fare (CHF 24.60)


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Google Maps don't find any connection between those points. https://www.rome2rio.com/ suggests taking trains to Vallorbe and then a taxi from Vallorbe to Métabief. (Actually rome2rio suggests a taxi from the station just before Vallorbe, but it's probably going to be easier to find a taxi at Vallorbe, which is a larger station). As noted in the comment ...


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Yes, the train station is at the airport as it's been already said. If you're tight on budget, rideshares like blablacar offer rides for around 5 € one way. I think it's a great alternative to the way overpriced swiss train system.


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Actually the simplest answer to your question is Yes. The airport of Geneva, although situated in Switzerland, is an international airport and has a French section. It can be accessed from France without passing the Swiss customs, through a special road (route douanière). There are car rentals at the French section of the Airport, for exemple Sixt. This ...


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To answer the easy question first: the Genève-Aéroport train station is attached to the airport. It is an extremely short walk, even if carrying luggage. In fact, walking is your only option. Swiss train stations have ticket vending machines, and the main stations (including Genève-Aéroport) will have a staffed ticket counter as well. For the casual ...


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It's certainly doable. If you have a French rental car, you will need to either leave the motorway in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and go to Ferney-Voltaire using the secondary road network or buy a CHF 40 motorway vignette for Switzerland as the car most likely will not have one. Train is also quite convenient but goes to the Swiss side, the duration of the ...


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Your train arrives at 1:39pm at Geneva Airport Station, not Geneva station (it will have stopped at Geneva station 9 minutes earlier). The Geneva Airport station is right next to the airport. The only difficulty is that the train station is connected to the arrivals level, when you want to go the check-in level (the french sector, actually). But that adds ...


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If you decide to rent a car, beware that not all rental companies will accept taking a car in Lyon and dropping it off in Geneva (a different country). Those that do will likely charge extra for it (in addition to the motorway surcharge). Normally 12:30 should be plenty of time to catch a train from Lyon. The airport website mentions an 8:38 departure with ...


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Here are some options. What time can you actually depart? (possible arrival delays, disembark, immigration, customs, get kerbside). You only told us your plane arrives 07:30. So I priced departures for 08:30. Train to Vallorbe (CH) is one option and the most reliable for schedule, dependability. You still have to arrange to get from Vallorbe over to ...


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Trains in Switzerland are mass transit. Used by normal people to go about their everyday business, as well as by tourists. Having to buy tickets in advance, and having to reserve seats would not be accepted by the people. Therefore, just like with trains elsewhere in Europe you can always buy tickets at the point of departure. And in Switzerland most ...


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I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to. There are both ticket machines and manned positions in the Geneva Airport train station. As long as you have cash or an acceptable card it should be quite straightforward. There are two trains an hour, so even if you have to wait in line a bit it shouldn't be an issue. However, I don't see a reason either ...


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When arriving in Geneva on an international flight, you are not able to exit directly to France, but will have to go through Switzerland. Exiting directly to France without going through Switzerland is only possible if you arrive on a flight from a French airport. From the airport's web page: Is it possible to exit directly from the French side when ...


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