Placed in the middle of Europe's most well-known skiing region, the Alps, Geneva Airport is an excellent transport point and offers plenty of great ski areas near the airport. Most ski resorts in the Northern Alps of France are less than 2 hours from Geneva Airport.
Based close to some of the top ski resorts in France and Switzerland, you can expect plenty of skiers and snowboarders in the terminals during the winter, though the airport is able to manage the traffic efficiently, with excellent links to some of the main destinations. During the winter months Geneva opens the Terminal 2 building to help manage the extra traffic. This is used for charter flights and most package holidays for weekend transfers.
We have a wide range of ski accommodation near Geneva. We also have a range of package ski holidays flying into Geneva to ski chalets, hotels and apartments as well as accommodation only deals.
Closest ski resorts to Geneva Airport
There are a number of fantastic resorts close to Geneva Airport, including the expansive Grand Massif ski area with Flaine, Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt which offers 265km of terrain and is just an hour away. The popular Portes du Soleil ski area is within 1 hour of Geneva airport to access the ski resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and Chatel. The ski area is made up of 12 resorts and 600 km of slopes in total.
Transfer times from Geneva Airport
|RESORT||SKI AREA||TRANSFER TIME|
|Chamonix, France||Chamonix Mont Blanc||1 hr 15|
|Flaine, France||Grand Massif||1 hr 15|
|Samoens, France||Grand Massif||1 hr 15|
|Les Gets, France||Portes du Soleil||1 hr 15|
|Morzine, France||Portes du Soleil||1 hr 30|
|Avoriaz, France||Portes du Soleil||1 hr 45|
|La Clusaz, France||Aravis||1 hr 30|
|Valmorel, France||Le Grand Domaine||2 hr 30|
|Les Deux Alpes, France||Grande Galaxie||3 hr 30|
|La Rosiere, France||San Bernardo||3 hr 30|
|La Plagne, France||Paradiski||3 hr 30|
|Les Arcs, France||Paradiski||3 hr 30|
|Peisey Vallandry, France||Paradiski||3 hr 30|
|Meribel, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 30|
|Val Thorens, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 30|
|Courchevel, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 30|
|La Tania, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 50|
|Les Menuires, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 10|
|Brides le Bains, France||3 Valleys||3 hr 50|
|Tignes, France||Espace Killy||4 hr 00|
|Val d'Isere, France||Espace Killy||4 hr 00|
Who flies to Geneva Airport?
From the UK, British Airways, Flybe, Monarch, Swiss, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines, EasyJet and Thomson Airlines all fly to Geneva.
Facilities at Geneva Airport
As one of the leading airports on the continent, there are plenty of facilities available at Geneva Airport to make your visit as easy as possible. There is a large selection of shops, restaurants, bars and services at Geneva so you can spend your time making the most of the duty free shopping or having a delicious meal before your journey home.
The GVAPP allows visitors to scan boarding passes and find information about their flight, including departure times, aircraft models and boarding gates. The app also provides information on public transport, taxis, parking and an interactive map to help you get around the terminals. Of course, if you would prefer to talk to someone, there are information desks available.
Bars and restaurants at Geneva Airport
There is a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants in Geneva Airport. If delicious regional and seasonal delicacies along with homemade products are your thing, Le Bistrot Geneve could be the best option. For something even more sophisticated, Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar is certainly recommended. Expect a stunning selection of seafood whipped up with style. You could then nip into Le Bar for a quick drink before your departure, where a wide variety of beers and light snacks are served. On the other hand, if snacks are what you are looking for, Goodie Healthy Food and the Martel Tea Room are the perfect place to relax. Cafes include Starbucks, Martel Tea Room, Moleskine Café, Montreux Jazz Café and Tekoe.