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FAQ

Faq Transfers From Geneva Airport

With no question too small we’re here to help…

Booking Related Questions

How do I make a booking?

To make a booking we advise our clients to use our quick and easy booking system online. Simply get a quote using our quote generator and follow the steps to make your booking. Or email info@alpybus.com.

How do I make a last minute booking?

If you are hoping to travel in the next 24 hours you can still request a booking online, this will send us a booking request which we will reply to as quickly as possible with either a confirmed booking or an offer of what other possibilities we have if we can’t meet your request. If you are hoping to travel on the same day you will have to call our office to check availability and make a booking.

What information do I need to make a booking?

To make a booking we will need your flight details, including landing time at the airport and departure time for your return trip, as well as the corresponding flight numbers. We will also need your accommodation details including full address in resort, a mobile contact number and email address, plus all the basics like your name, the number of passengers travelling and if you need any child seats.

Can I buy my ticket at the Airport?

We are partnered with the Gare Routiere in Geneva airport, so yes this is possible, however if you wish to guarantee a seat we advise booking in advance online.

How do I pay for my transfer?

Payment must be made online at the time of the booking. You must pre-pay your ticket to secure it, this can be done at the time of booking online, or over the telephone for last minute bookings. 

Can I pay in cash?

Payment in cash is no longer acceptable, this has been acceptable in previous years however to ensure the transfer runs as smoothly as possible we have moved away from cash payment. This is standard practice in the transfer industry so we have made the decision to move toward pre-payment only. 

Check out our terms and conditions for more detail on payment.

What is a shared transfer?

Check out our handy shared transfer page for more info.

What is a private transfer?

Check out our handy private transfer page for more info.

Do you offer a discount for repeat bookers?

We offer the lowest cost service in the resorts we operate in, so do not give out discounts lightly.Please email our office to see if you qualify for any sort of discount.

Where are you located in Geneva airport?

Our desk is manned all season round and is located next to the Tekoe Café on the left hand side of the arrivals hall opposite UBS bank. This information can all be found on your e-ticket. Check out our handy Geneva airport page for more details.

Do I need to bring my e-ticket?

We require all customers to have access to their e-ticket either via mobile or a printed copy, this way we can be more efficient in dealing with your transfer.

Can I make a change to my booking?

If you want to change your booking please give us plenty of notice. We do not charge any admin fee for amending bookings, unless the update changes the price of a booking (for example passenger numbers). Last minute changes may effect our ability to perform the transfer, in this case we will do what we can to offer you the best alternatives.  All amendments must be received in writing to info@alpybus.com.

Do you provide Baby and Booster Seats?

Yes we provide seats free of charge, we offer rear or front facing seats as well as booster seats, please ensure your requirements are indicated on the booking.

Do children and babies travel for free or at a discount?

As children and babies legally require a seat in a transfer for safety reasons you must book a seat for them, they are charged at the same rate as an adult for this reason. It is illegal for the child to travel in the lap of an adult.

What seat is suitable for my child?

If you are unsure whether our seats will be suitable for your child we recommend you bring your own to avoid any debate, just let us know on the booking. Here is our rough guide on which seat to choose for your children.

Infants:

Rear Facing -

Baby up to at least 15 months old depending on the child height and weight.

Toddlers:

Front Facing -

Weight of child between 9-18kg, depending on the child - 9 months to 4 years old.

Children:

Booster -

Until the child exceeds 135cm or reaches 12 years of age.

Luggage

What luggage can I bring with me?

Our standard luggage allowance is 1 piece of hand luggage, 1 piece of checked luggage and a set of skis or snowboard per passenger. If you believe you may have more luggage than this you may be subject to a surcharge, please call or email our office if you are unsure. Or check or terms and conditions.

Can I bring any Ski and Snowboard Gear?

Yes! Skis and snowboards travel free of charge, but please ensure this is indicated on the booking. We allow 1 sets of skis or board (or ski/board bag) per passenger in addition to the standard allowance.

Can I bring my bike with me?

We are happy to transfer bikes, these are subject to a 5€ surcharge due to the large amount of space they use in the transfer vehicle. Please indicate them on the booking, and also note that the bike must be boxed.

I left my personnel belongings on the bus, what can I do?

Please call or email our office and we will do our best to locate the lost item. To return lost items we offer a flat rate of postage back to the UK for a standard 30CHF charge which is payable in advance, please enquire directly for countries outside of the UK.

Resort Questions

Are your transfers door to door?

Yes they are, we are happy to offer door to door shared transfers, if the property is accessible by road. This excludes Verbier where we are restricted by Swiss taxi laws, and can only drop at parking Brunet, unless you have a Private transfer booked.

There  are some restrictions in certain resorts that are on the outskirts of our pick up zones, these are listed below.

St Jean D’Aulps – Pick up and drop off at the Tourist office.

Avoriaz - Pick up and drop off at the Prodains Telecabin, (Shared transfers)

Taninges - Pick up and drop off at the Tourist office.

Le Fayet  - Pick up and drop off at Le Fayet Gare.

St Gervais - Pick up and drop off at Le Fayet Gare for 4 passengers or less.

Sallanches - Pick up and drop off at the Carrefour.

Servoz - Pick up and drop off at the Tourist office.

In some cases it may not be possible for the transfer to access the accommodation, this could be due to poor weather conditions making a road dangerous to drive, a road being too small for a vehicle to or the accommodation being in a car free or pedestrianised part of the resort.

Do you go to Avoriaz?

On our shared transfers we can take you to the Prodain cable car at the bottom of the valley, from here you can take the cable car to the centre of Avoriaz, for more information on its opening times please check out our Avoriaz page here.

For private transfers we can take you up to the Welcome Centre in Avoriaz.

What time does the Prodain cable car close?

Check out our handy timetable below. Please ensure when travelling to this resort that you have checked your flight times work with the cable car opening times.

For more useful information check out our page about Avoriaz and Prodains transfers.

Avoriaz Prodains Cable Car Opening Hours

Where can you drop off and pick up in Chamonix?

Please consult the list below, whilst we offer a door to door service we are subject by parking restrictions and inaccessibility due to the pedestrianised areas in some parts of Chamonix. 

See the below list for the  alternative pick up points we can offer in Chamonix -

Hotel Richemond

+ most Rue Dr Paccard

Parking L’Outa, Passage de L’Outa

Tourist Office

Hotel Le Chamonix

Hotel L’Heliopic

Front of L’Heliopic Hotel (Opposite Carrefour)

Grand Hotel Des Alpes

UCPA Chamonix, Rue du Lyret

Ginabelle/ Place du Poilu

Barrier entrance to Gina belle carpark, in front of Interhome

Croix Blanche/Crete Blanche/ Impasse du Genepy

Hotel Le Faucigny carpark near Place de L’Eglise

Louvre /Hotel Le Faucigny

 

Hotel Le Faucigny carpark near Place de L’Eglise

UCPA Argentiere

Main Road

Chamonix Train Station

Hotel Gustavia

All Cham Sud + 57 Promenade Marie Paradis

(Except Maeva Riviere & Chamois Blanc)

Chamonix Sud Bus Stop

Aiguille Du Midi 

Chamonix Sud bus stop

ALL DAY TRIPPERS 

Chamonix Sud bus stop

Passage du Varlope

Hotel Morgane

Vallorcine 1-4 pax Shared

Argentiere Train Station

Tourist Office

Hotel le Chamonix


Can I get dropped off at my hotel in Verbier?

On a private transfer yes, this is possible however on the shared transfer we are restricted by Swiss Taxi laws so are not legally allowed to do so, in this instance we drop off and pick up at the Parking Brunet.

Do you pick up from Geneva city centre or surrounding hotels?

On a shared transfer we cannot drop off or pick up from the city centre or surrounding hotels. Most hotels near to the airport will have a free shuttle service so it is worth checking this with your hotel.

On a Private transfers we can accommodate pick ups and drop offs to Geneva Hotels.

Travel Related Questions

How long will I have to wait when I arrive?

Shared Transfers

Our average wait time during the winter equates to 40 minutes, with a shared transfer these times can vary. You will be allocated our closest transfer to your flight time allowing 30 minutes to 1 hour after your flight arrives. Sometimes, traffic and other circumstances can effect your transfer time but we will do everything to get you and your group to resort as soon as possible.

Private Transfers

These are scheduled around your flight arrival and departure times only so wait is minimal on arrival.

My transfer time has been changed, why?

The times on the booking confirmation you receive are estimated transfer times, these are subject to change on shared transfers and can vary by up to 2 hours. With shared transfers we have to consider other passengers flights as well as the pick up route on the day.

For departures from resort we send an SMS the day before travel confirming the exact pick up time. For more information on time changes please consult our terms and conditions.

What time will you pick me up on my return?

For Morzine and Chamonix we normally allow 3.5-4 hours before the flight time and 4 hours for Verbier. We aim to get passengers to the airport with at least 1.5 hours to spare before their flight departure time.

The estimated pick up time given on your booking confirmation is a guide, but is subject to change depending on the pick up route on the day, weather and anticipated traffic conditions. We will send an SMS the day before you travel confirming your pick up time. With private transfers we can offer more flexibility and the pick up time can be tailored to your group only.

I have not received my pick up time by text message, what should I do?

If you have not received your pick up time by 16.00 the day before you travel please call our office to confirm your pick up time.

What type of vehicles do you use?

We use 8 seater Renault traffics, 13 seater Renault Masters, Mercedes Sprinters that can be used with either 16 or 20 seats and on occasion coaches. Please note by law all of our vehicles are restricted to 100km per hour on the motorway due to the size of the vehicle. If you have a special request or a larger group we are always happy to help and provide a quote, simply email or call our office. We also have trailers should you require extra space for luggage or bikes.

We are a large group, can we all travel together?

We have a variety of vehicles sizes to cater to all groups. We do also have coaches available so if you would like to travel in a coach please speak to our office team directly or use the form to send us a request on our Coach travel page.

Is there Wifi on the buses?

There is Wifi on the buses to and from Verbier, this is free of charge.

What if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed please inform us as soon as possible. These are our standard procedures for flight delays-

Shared Transfers – We will move you to the next available transfer should you miss your original transfer. Sometimes it is possible for us to delay a transfer but this will depend entirely on the circumstances on the day. Our airport team will also monitor your flight and take action accordingly.

Private Transfers –With a delay on a private transfer our driver will wait for you (within reason) if the delay becomes significant we may have to rearrange your transfer or move you to the next available shared transfer.

For more information about what happens in the case of a delay please check our terms and conditions.

What if I missed my flight?

If you miss your flight and thus your booked transfer you may be required to purchase a new transfer seat and could be subject to additional wait times on arrival. Please call our office so we can assist in rearranging your travel.

Do I need travel insurance?

We highly recommended all passengers take out travel insurance, not only to cover you if your flight is delayed and you miss your transfer to resort, this would cover you for any additional charges you may incur on the day.

Can I get a refund for my booking?

If your plans change and you would like a refund please firstly consult our refund policy below:

Shared transfers -  A 0% refund will be given to clients who cancel with less than 7 days' notice. If the notice period given is over 7 days before travel, then the client will be entitled to a 50% refund.

Private transfers - A 0% refund will be given if cancelled with less than 2 days notice. A 50% refund will be issued if cancelled with less than 10 days notice. A 70% refund will be issued if cancelled with more than 10 days notice. 

Please note all last minute bookings are non refundable. To claim a refund please send the request in writing to info@alpybus.com

Can I bring my dog/pet/cat/hamster on my transfer?

We love all animals here at AlpyBus, but do have to consider other passengers on board that may have allergies, so we cannot allow pets to travel on shared transfers. In this instance we would suggest booking a private transfer, in any case if you are looking at bringing a pet please call our office to discuss this.

Can we eat and drink on the bus?

Please refrain from eating and drinking on the bus. Please also note that alcohol consumption in forbidden.

Will I get travel sick?

This really depends on the person, mountain roads can be windy so we recommend taking all precautions against sickness. For example not eating  a large meal before boarding, not focusing on your phone or tablet whilst in the vehicle and looking through the front window. If you would like to travel in the  front seat we are happy to take all requests and will do what we can to accommodate these. If you are feeling unwell please inform the driver.

Do you offer transfers very early in the morning?

Yes we do, but any transfer taken before 5.00am will be subject to an additional surcharge.

Will there be traffic on my transfer?

This is the golden question, we anticipate as best we can but of course it can sometimes be un-predicable with accidents or weather causing delays.

Always expect rush hour traffic on weekdays between 7.00am and 10.00am and 4.30pm and 7.00pm in the evening. If you wish to avoid the ques we recommend booking a flight arriving between 9.30am and 14.30pm, that way you can miss the bulk of the Geneva rush hour.

What happens if it snows?

All our transfer vehicles are equipped with snow chains and winter tyres, plus your pick up time will be adjusted accordingly in the instance of snow being forecasted.

If the driver deems it too dangerous to get to your requested address for pick up or drop off they will ensure you are taken as close as possible to your requested location, taking into account yours and the other passengers safety.

Can’t find the answer to your question? No problem, please call or email our team who are on hand to help!