You explained and asked:
<<"To be more detailed, our plane arrives May 31st @ 22:45pm. This is going
to be a long trip: 10hrs from US to Heathrow, 5 hours layover in
Heathrow, then will continue from Heathrow to Geneva. ..... But when jetlag kicks in it
might be a different story 😊😊">>
Is Bus#10 station easy to locate?
Is the Rive stop end of the line for Bus#10—meaning there’s now way for us hopping off early by mistake?
Thanks again you all. I’m sure this isn’t my last post; I still need a lot of information before actual departure.">>
I commend you for your attention to detail. Jet-lag plus reduced alertness from flying with reduced oxygen levels at high altitudes causes my brain to be easily confused and extremely indecisive when I arrive in Europe from the USA. So, unless I am landing at a familiar airport...for me, that is Zürich these days.. I do exactly what you are doing..and I often print an airport map just in case.
A couple of years ago they temporarily moved the taxi line at Zürich airport during construction, and when I walked out he door that I usually used, I had a few moments of total dismay and confusion. Almost panic. ;-)
As we got older, we decided to bite the bullet and take a taxi to our first hotel upon arrival, even in Zürich. In Zürich that is an expensive process.. 65 CHF these days. But, for us, it became worthwhile, in part because of our luggage. If i am traveling alone, I still use public transportation, because it is so good. And, I save about 60 CHF.
A couple of years ago, we flew into Manchester, and picked up a car to make the 5 minute drive to our motel. I had printed maps. We had a GPS. However, the GPS worked only intermittently in that car, was strange to us model, and the maps that I had printed were only partially helpful. My partner was never a good map reader, and I had to drive on the wrong side of the road. Spent about 45 minutes, even with Google maps on our smart phones stumbling around the roads south of Manchester, just to do a 5 minute ride. When we got close and stopped to ask directions, it turned out that we had driven past the motel and missed the turn off while going around a traffic circle ( "roundabout", there) driving on the wrong side and watching out for local drivers who knew what they were doing. Never again!
Would it be worth paying the estimated 40+ CHF to hail a cab when you arrive? There will be a cab line when you get there. Earlier in the day, there would be an information desk to ask for an estimate of the cost of a cab. Or, there is often a person managing the cab line, and you could ask them the cost and then decide.
You all are younger and more flexible than I am, so your judgement governs, of course.