The ultimate family guide to Geneva Airport

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We have flown in to Geneva Airport a couple of times but our most recent visit was for our snowy trip to the Alps and our stay at Les Arcs 1950.

Geneva Airport: The Airport Itself

Geneva Airport is quite contained – check in is easy and friendly and customs was super easy with lots of channels open and everyone being really understanding of what it’s like to travel with kids and the amount of coats we had to take off and bags we had to put through.

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Through customs are long hallways of shops which are great to look around but, as everything in Switzerland, really expensive – small bottles of Cola for €4.80 and sandwiches €9.90 (see my top tips below under ‘where to eat’)

On the top floor there is a small children’s play area which is for under 5s.

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Children’s play area – Geneva Airport

It’s staffed and parents can enter too and it’s a nice area – although a little tricky if you have children of that age and slightly older ones – an area for under 11s would be great.

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Children’s play area – Geneva Airport

Geneva: Where to eat

There are a number of restaurants and cafes in Geneva Airport from oysters and champagne to sandwiches and fizzy drinks but they are all very expensive and if you’re travelling with children the cost can really mount.

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Geneva Airport restaurant

If you have the time my top tip is to walk out of the airport and in to the train station just to the left and less than a five minute walk away.

On the ground floor at the end of the train station is a supermarket and while not cheap it offers a more affordable alternative to the prices of the airport.

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Shopping centre in the train station

We picked up large calzone (€3.80), bags of biscuits (€2) and small bottles of fruit juice (€2.20) and were all set!

Geneva Airport: Where to stay

There are a few options at Geneva Airport itself from the 5* Moevenpick to the 3* Holiday Inn.

Geneva Airport: Parking and transfers

If you’re heading to the slopes we can really recommend ‘4 Friends Transfers’ from Geneva airport who picked us up and dropped us off in style – and even came to our rescue when our plans changed last minute. They’re friendly and reliable and recommended without hesitation.

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So, have you flown from Geneva recently? How have you found it? Please let me know any other tips I can add to this post or if you find it useful!

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