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easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Hello, I'm flying tomorrow to the UK from Geneva. Is 1h enough to go through the airport in the morning? Any experiences? I'm flying without luggage.

Just asking because I wonder how deep in the airport is the correct terminal. Once I was flying from GVA from a terminal which took me roughly 20 min to get to. Besides I have the option to be there 1h or 2h before, that's the morning train schedule
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

You mean arriving at the airport an hour before departure? Yeah, should be fine.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Yep as stated, 1 hr should do it. Mind don't be late though...easyjet are parked on the tarmac and you have to bus it to the plane from the gate, making it by the skin of your teeth to the gate doesn't guarantee there will be a bus waiting...so don't miss your train...and hope there are no hold-ups on the line.
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Hello, I'm flying tomorrow to the UK from Geneva. Is 1h enough to go through the airport in the morning? Any experiences? I'm flying without luggage.

Just asking because I wonder how deep in the airport is the correct terminal. Once I was flying from GVA from a terminal which took me roughly 20 min to get to. Besides I have the option to be there 1h or 2h before, that's the morning train schedule
Flights to Non-Schengen countries are leaving from two (I think) very tiny satellites (connected by underground walkways to the main terminal)

Immigration is right at those small satellite terminals.

Security is at the main terminal and sometimes can be quite chaotic (it's more French than Swiss )

If the train arrives exactly 1hr before departure, with you only having carry on (and your boarding pass in hand) you'll probably make it. It's approx 10min walk from train to security, 5min from security to the satellite terminal. That leaves approx 20-30min for security/immigration.

But now it's the holiday season, and queues could easily get longer.

Honestly, I'd probably go myself for the 2hrs connection to ease my mind, but the chance of making it - worst case with a bit of "please let me through, my flight departs in 30min" at the security check - is very high even on the 1hr one.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

I'd try to be there at least two hours before the flight time; it's holiday season and the whole world and his wife will be going through GVA over the next few weeks.

I've sometimes gone through security in 20 minutes...and also queued for nearly three hours when it's busy so it's hard to predict.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Normally without luggage it would be ok. But as others have said, being holiday season, things can get chaotic very easily.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

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Hello, I'm flying tomorrow to the UK from Geneva. Is 1h enough to go through the airport in the morning? Any experiences? I'm flying without luggage.

Just asking because I wonder how deep in the airport is the correct terminal. Once I was flying from GVA from a terminal which took me roughly 20 min to get to. Besides I have the option to be there 1h or 2h before, that's the morning train schedule
1 hour will not be enough...

As several other posters have mentioned, with the holiday season both of the security lanes will be heaving so you will easily spend at least 20 to 25 minutes getting through security.

You will go to a satellite hub (not a bus) but passport control is not done at the gate as someone mentioned, you have to go through the non-Schengen zone passport control where there are two lines, each with two desks but they are often not operating 100% so you will have another 15 to 20 minute wait there. Finally you will have to get to your gate, so count another 5 to 10 minutes.

So IMHO it will be 55 minutes and lots of stress - go for the 2 hours and take it easy.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

I used Geneva airport 4 times in the last two weeks, and I think 1 hour should be ok. Yes the airport is quite full at the moment, but security is particularly well organised and fast this year, even when its packed.

But as the other mentioned, be prepared to walk quite a bit to go to your gate: EasyJet usually leaves from the gates at the furthest from security, a good 10min walk away.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Thanks all. I did not know that the UK is not in Shengen and so require another security/immigration check

My plane depart at 7:00 but the trains arrive at 5:50 and 4:52

I'm tempted to take the later one at 5:50. Is the security queue particularly long at 6 am? Probably you say it may be this term...
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Thanks all. I did not know that the UK is not in Shengen and so require another security/immigration check

My plane depart at 7:00 but the trains arrive at 5:50 and 4:52

I'm tempted to take the later one at 5:50. Is the security queue particularly long at 6 am? Probably you say it may be this term...
I would aim for 5:50.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

At that time in the morning and without checking luggage you will be OK arriving at 05:50.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Early morning is a peak time, particularly on weekends. Mid-week, in holiday season I would go with arriving at the airport 1 hour before departure.
Try and be in the middle of the train, maybe a little nearer the rear. That will get you closest to the escalators at the GVA airport station. Frankly it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to walk from the platform to security.
Most flights to the UK (in particular those operated by Easyjet UK and not Easyjet Switzerland) operate from the B3x, B4x satellite gates in the centre of the airfield. You access these underground via a long escalator, followed by passport control, which usually moves fairly quickly and you're then at the gate.
Your longest line will be at main security, but I've never been more than 15-20 minutes there.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

When you get to the top of the escalators from the platform continue in same direction. Departures is posted as being up the next escalator, but that isn't the quickest. Continue on to the big revolving doors and into the airport proper. Just past the UBS take the escalator to the right, and at the top turn left and left again onto escalator to departures level, follow the crowds past the interdiscount to security.

While waiting in security queue use the 'free' GVAAP wifi to access GVA.CH where you can get info on gate and flight status. Turn right after security and then left. The dual escalators in front of you head down to the B gates, take the left one which tends to be quicker. At immigration if you have a EU/CH passport don't go to the all passports line. If you have a valid Swiss permit, hand it over with your passport.

Bob's your uncle.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

I once arrived at GVA train station ten minutes before the gate should have closed (train was delayed). I still made it. This was pre 9/11 though, I had no checked luggage, and it helped that the plane was also delayed. It was still pretty tight though.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

Dont take a chance with the flight where you have to bus it to the plane .
I have been denied boarding once its very heartbreaking. Especially coz we were 4 and had to rebook
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Dont take a chance with the flight where you have to bus it to the plane .
I have been denied boarding once its very heartbreaking. Especially coz we were 4 and had to rebook
It's a bit late as the OP's flight was this morning
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EasyJet usually leaves from the gates at the furthest from security, a good 10min walk away.
Any easyjet flights I've taken to the UK have always been from the gates in the same area as Swiss & BA. B32 - B34 (ish).

These are within a comfortable 5 min stroll from passport control, which is a comfortable 5 minute stroll from after passing security.

At that time in the morning, I've always cleared security in under 10 minutes. It's well organised and fast.

Me, I could never handle the stress of showing up just 70 minutes before.

Trust it worked out well for the OP.
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It's a bit late as the OP's flight was this morning
Actually not, I'm flying tomorrow. Just packing my hand bag, last check up, prepare to sleep
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When you get to the top of the escalators from the platform continue in same direction. Departures is posted as being up the next escalator, but that isn't the quickest. Continue on to the big revolving doors and into the airport proper. Just past the UBS take the escalator to the right, and at the top turn left and left again onto escalator to departures level, follow the crowds past the interdiscount to security.

While waiting in security queue use the 'free' GVAAP wifi to access GVA.CH where you can get info on gate and flight status. Turn right after security and then left. The dual escalators in front of you head down to the B gates, take the left one which tends to be quicker. At immigration if you have a EU/CH passport don't go to the all passports line. If you have a valid Swiss permit, hand it over with your passport.

Bob's your uncle.
GVA.ch that's the best hint so far! I'm always nervous looking for my flight on the big screens.
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Re: easyjet Geneva -> UK, is 1h enough?

They have an app for phones as well, so you can access info efore you arrive at the airport.
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