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Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

Tomorrow I have to drive to the Geneva Airport from Bern and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about how bad the traffic will be. Planning on leaving 5:45 for a 10:30 flight out. Do I need more time, or should I be okay. Thanks.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

Why leave so early? It's less than a 2 hr drive in normal traffic conditions, maybe a shade over in heavier traffic.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

What kind of traffic can I expect? I'm actually leaving from Thun and it says 2:05 on the GPS, but if I can expect hours of traffic, I don't want to be late.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

expect alot of traffic.
It rarely moves the way it should.
Got a possibility of taking the train?
Long term parking is also a 15 min walk to add to your time.
If it was me id leave another 2h beforehand. That way you can have a coffee also and relax a bit
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

I would say the heaviset traffic will be around Bern and between Lausanne and Geneva. maybe calculate in an extra half hour? Do you need to drive? Thun to GVA is 2 IC trains away, depending on connections.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

7:15 onwards, but more like 7:30 8-30 Lausanne-Geneve can be stop.............and go

You should be fine, starting off at 5:45 will make you pass Lausanne before the jam and you will have plenty of security time.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

Take the train. I'm only familiar with the Geneva end of the journey. At that time in the morning, from the Nyon junction to the airport it'll probably be stop-start all the way.

Oh and they're digging all short term car parks up around the airport at the moment so it is chaos getting anywhere near the airport. You can check the status of the carparks here http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-65/.

The airport also has an app that'll give you realtime car park info.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

The train would be a tough option. I live in a small village so the bus to train connections are really tight. Plus we are taking our student abroad home, so she has tons of baggage that would be hard for the two of us to lug on the trains. Don't need long term parking, sadly I have to just help her in and then go. Very sad for me
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

I drive verbier-geneve quite alot as a job, all times of the day and all days of the week. it says 1h45 but we always leave 4hrs b4 flight is taking off. That usually works out 2 hours drive there (100kmh restriction) and 2hrs to sort out check in parking and shopping and finding gate.

I only touch your route from Vevey to the airport but never really had a problem.
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Re: Driving from Bern to Geneva Airport

I figure if I leave at 5:45 and it takes me 3 hours, it will still give her two hours before the flight leaves.
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