- Geneva en route to Alps
We got the train into the touristy bit and had a walk around with Phil from BV for an hour or so, think we nipped in for a dirty burger from the under the golden arches. With 6 hours to kill Id certainly get out the airport if you can.
Geneva seemed a nice place, I particularity liked the bouncers on the doors of the posh shops.Posted 3 years agojaffejofferMember
wtf is the 6 hour wait about!? thats a big old transfer n’all. be more like 9hrs by the time you arrive. eff that. id be changing flight or sorting my own transfer!
id look at getting the train up BSM, then have a meal & a few pints up there and wait for them to pick you up. at least you wouldnt have a 3hr drive ahead of you. or even get a taxi up to resort and go for a ride?Posted 3 years ago
There was not a lot of flight choice from Scotland to Geneva on that date but must admit I didn’t realise the wait we’d have. Email from TWR says we’re waiting on one other arriving later before transport leaves….I guess that’s how it is sometimes.
Not much money left in the pot for changing things now so looks like a loooong stroll around city or stick the ipod on random and rediscover 6 hours of forgotten tunes…Posted 3 years ago
Me and the GF flying into Geneva midday on Sat on way to The White Room. They have told us we have a 6 hour wait until transport picks us up.
Is it worth the hassle/effort/cost to store the bikes and bags and pop into the city for a mooch about…biggest attraction seems to be a burst water main in a lake?Posted 3 years agoMilkieMember
Go for a swim in the lake, soak up the rays. Have an espresso and a bite to eat, then pass out at the prices!
You might get your revenge on the return. Last time I flew someone booked a flight home for 9am, so we have to get up at stupid O’Clock (5am) to get to Geneva. Our flight didn’t leave until 4pm, we try to drive now. 😉Posted 3 years agowelshfarmerSubscriber
You might be able to get in a tour of the CERN/Hadron collider facility. It is only about 3 miles up the road in a taxi/bus. Some friends of mine were there for a tour a week ago and I ended up driving through there by accident while looking for a sensible place for a picnic while I waited for my mates flight to arrive a few weeks back.Posted 3 years agobauchlebastartMember
Pick up a free travel ticket at the exit of the arrivals lounge. Gives you free train or bus travel for up to 1 hour. City centre is only about a 10 min train journey and is relatively compact to walk around. Take a walk along the lake shore to the Jet dEau, or take a tour at the UN. Prices at airport are just as expensive as the city BTWPosted 3 years agoampthillSubscriber
CERN or swim in the lake
If you go the the Lido bit its quite fun and you can buy a good low cost meal
I quite like Geneva as a place to wander round
The airport would not hold me for 6 hoursPosted 3 years agostevomcdSubscriber
vmgscot – really sorry we’re having to make you wait so long. Unfortunately, we have 9 people coming in early (some quite a bit earlier) and the transfer van has 8 seats! We always try our best to keep the waiting time to a minimum, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out as we’d like it to. If there was another option, we’d do it, but there really isn’t. We are going to ask around and see if someone else is running a transfer with a space we could squeeze you into, but don’t get your hopes up!
We do recommend taking a trip into town. It’s really quick and easy and much better than hanging around the airport.
The train, by the way, takes nearly 6 hours, doesn’t leave until 1509 and requires a minimum of 3 changes! jaffe-joffer’s info is not accurate.Posted 3 years ago
stevomcd – so if there are 9 of us and 8 seats then you could at least take one of us (the GF) on the same bus as coogan’s group (we are on same flight). And if you can squeeze my bike/baggage on the bus then I won’t have to bugger about with storage costs, etc at the airport?Posted 3 years ago
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