Customs before or after arrival by plane in Geneva

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Thebowser5
Thebowser5
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Jul 9, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Hello again all,

We are flying from Dublin to Geneva later this month. I presume we will be going through customs in Geneva, not Dublin, is that correct? Is the customs area marked in English? If not, what will the signs say?

Thanks as usual!

rockoyster
rockoyster
7303 posts
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Jul 10, 2019 - 3:28 AM in reply to Thebowser5

You will go through Customs at Geneva. You don't have to find them you will be guided that way.

See www.myswissalps.com/ai rports/geneva. You will find a link on there to a plan of the terminal.

Thebowser5
Thebowser5
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Jul 10, 2019 - 1:06 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks! We are staying in an apartment in Ferney-Voltaire France, which is very close to the airport. There are 6 of us each with a checked bag and small backpack. Having trouble figuring transport across the border. I think the #66 bus will work but we have a good bit of luggage. How does that work with the bus going across the border? The few private transfer sites I have looked at seem to only stay in Switzerland.

rockoyster
rockoyster
7303 posts
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Jul 10, 2019 - 9:21 PM in reply to Thebowser5

You probably won’t even know you’ve crossed a border.

1960man
1960man
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Jul 11, 2019 - 12:02 AM in reply to Thebowser5

I don't know of an airport anywhere in the world where you wouldn't go through customs on arrival off an international flight.

Geneva is a small airport, you will soon see the queue for passport check once you come off the plane and follow everyone else to the terminal.

Thebowser5
Thebowser5
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Jul 12, 2019 - 2:33 PM

I know that our Swiss Travel Pass will get us on the bus from Geneva to Ferney-Voltaire (in France) but what about coming back into Geneva? Will the bus driver accept the Swiss Travel Pass for that fare?

Thanks!

Annika
Annika
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Jul 12, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Hi Thebowser5! The direction of traveling doesn't matter. If your Swiss Travel Pass is valid between Geneva and Ferney-Voltaire, you'll also be able to use it when heading to Geneva. By the way, I'm not sure whether the trip is actually covered, as Ferney-Voltaire is in France and validity usually stops at the Swiss-French border: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity. I'd be happy to learn though, so you could let me know where you've found this information? Thanks :-)!

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