Timing of travel Wengen to Geneva airport

Timing of travel Wengen to Geneva airport

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Cjwebs
Cjwebs
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Jul 10, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Hallo! To begin, than you to all the kind people who take the time to post very helpful information on this site. My question today is: If travel time via train Wengen to Geneva airport is approximately 4 hrs., would a 6:00 departure from Wengen be feasible to allow enough time for a 14:00 flight departure in Geneva? We know the trains are prompt & reliable, but how long should be allowed to transfer to airport and through security?

1960man
1960man
377 posts
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Jul 10, 2018 - 11:26 PM in reply to Cjwebs

I'm getting a 10.39 arrival at Genève Aéroport for a 06.05 departure from Wengen. That's ample time. Geneva is a comparitively small airport.

I was through security in about 4.5 minutes last week.

Last modified on Jul 10, 2018 - 11:28 PM by 1960man
Cjwebs
Cjwebs
11 posts
new member
Jul 11, 2018 - 4:24 AM in reply to 1960man

Thank you, 1960man! I appreciate your input, as it will save a night’s hotel in Geneva for fear of missing a flight.

Lucas
Lucas
7145 posts
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Jul 11, 2018 - 6:30 AM in reply to Cjwebs

Hi Cjwebs,

You can plan out all your trips with the Swiss railways timetable so you can see exact schedules and trip duration. https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

Cjwebs
Cjwebs
11 posts
new member
Jul 11, 2018 - 4:42 PM in reply to Lucas

Yes, thank you, Lucas. I saw the train schedule, but I was more concerned about the time needed for transfer to airport & security, barring any irregularities. 1960man posted that the Geneva Airport is comparatively small, & going through security should not be lengthy. Thanks to both of you!

Cjwebs
Cjwebs
11 posts
new member
Jul 11, 2018 - 4:46 PM in reply to Cjwebs

I see that I didn’t explain something well. By transfer to airport I meant after arriving Geneva. Sorry, my bad.

Gunzel
Gunzel
106 posts
active member
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Check out the online Swiss timetable.

There is an option to prepare a "personal timetable".

You can get it to prepare a timetable specially for you. Check the "whole day" option. Then you'll get EVERY service from "first to last".

Take a minute or two and you can download the result as a .pdf file

So when you arrive at Geneva airport you'll know when the next service operates. Takes a lot of stress out of aiming to get a particularly train. Especially should there be flight or airport delays.

This site has an amazing array of suggestions and links. I'm sure you'll find everything you need.

Enjoy your travels!

Cjwebs
Cjwebs
11 posts
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Jul 12, 2018 - 4:45 AM in reply to Gunzel

Hi, Gunzel! This is very good information, which I will definitely use. Thank you very much!

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