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GENEVA "COINTRIN" AIRPORT TRANSFERS:

Our nearest airport is Geneva (in Switzerland) which is well serviced from London and other parts of the UK along with many other major destinations worldwide. Easy Jet, British Airways, Swiss are just some of the major airlines flying into Geneva. Driving time between Geneva airport and the chalet is around 1 1/4 hours. We have arranged our included transfers to facilitate your journey to and from the airport when booking morning flights. If you are travelling later in the day you can easily book in advance a shared transfer which will cost you around 30 to 35 Euros per person one way.
Our change around day is Sunday.

The included transfer departs from the airport to the chalet at 13.15.
The return transfer leaves the chalet at 07.30 and will arrive at the airport at approximately 09.00. Remember European time is one hour ahead of UK time.

In addition to the normal airport (Geneva Cointrin) there is a small charter airport about ten minute's walk away that is only open at weekends in winter for charter flights. If you land at the charter airport you will need to walk the ten minutes to the main airport building.

Your flight should be scheduled to land in Geneva before 12.30. If your flight is less than an hour delayed we will wait for you. Should the delay be more than one hour we will help you to book an alternative transfer which you can pay for. In order to do this you will need to text or ring Oliver on mobile phone +33 6 85586614 as soon as you know there will be a delay.

Should you land early, there are plenty of cafes and shops in Geneva airport. The adjacent buiding is the airport railway station and there is a left luggage there (on the right as you enter from the airport and marked "Baggages" If you have time you can visit the centre of Geneva. All trains stop after a few minutes at Geneva "Cornavin" - Central station and from there it's just a few minutes to the
lake and a few minutes more to the Rhone bridges and the old town.

SHARED AIRPORT TRANSFERS.

If the included transfer isn't convenient as you are landing later in the day or not on a transfer dayyou can book a shared transfer for 30 - 35 Euros one way.

We recommend: www.cham-van.com + www.mountaindropoffs.com

Other transport companies include: www.chamexpress.com and www.alpybus.com

GROUP TRANSFER PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS for Geneva:

Please text Oliver on +33 685586614 once flight has touched down. Pass through Swiss passport control and then continue to the baggage arrival hall. Then continue into the airport arrivals lounge. Once you have cleared Swiss customs, turn left and take a lift or moving escalator one floor up (this is 2 floors up fromr depearture level) and foillow signes to "France" In a few minutes you will pass French cusstoms and come into the French section of the airport.

This is what it will look like once you have passed French customs.
Walk straight ahead and exit through the main door.

Continue straight ahead along the corridor.

You will see the parking in the courtyard below you.

Take either of the lifts one floor down

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and look for our Volkswagon parked in the court yard.

Should you want there is a cafe in the French side of the airport and it accepts Euros.

 

 

 

TRANSFER INFORMATION FOR OUR SPANISH HOLIDAYS:

 

ARRIVING AT BARCELONA AIRPORT:
When you have cleared customs follow signes for the Railway at Terminal One. (T1)

From Terminal 1 (T1) you will cross over a pedestrian bridge and go down some steps entering the railway station. On the right you will see an information symble. There should be some railway stafff offering help to anyone one who needs. Buy a ticket for any train to Girona from the aiport which will cost around 13 Euros one way. Buy a return if you are travelling back by train. Board the first train that departs and get off at the third stop which Is "Barcelona Sants". Don't go throufh the automatic ticket barrier at Barcelona Sans. To the write of this you will see s sighn pointing towards the 13 and 14 platforms from which all the Girona trains leave. You can take any train from there that goes to Girona or Figueras. From either of these platforms take any train with destination Figueras Girona or Cerbere. One word of warning although platforms 13 and 14 are side by side they are long and you can only see half of them at one time. You need to check both ends of the platform otherwise you may miss a train because you couldn't see it. If you need help, just before the exit barrier to the left there is an information corner and they will advise you of the departure times and confirm platform for the Girona. If you have time there is a cafe just beyond the information desk and they will normally allow you to exit to the cafe and then come same route back in to tje platform again to catch your train.



On arrival at Girona, follow signs for bus station . In the corner of the bus depot you will see a ticket office whwere you can buy a ticket from Girona to Estaartit and they will help you with the times On arrival at the outskirts of L'Estartit just after the CG supermarket ask driver to drop you at next stop."Mas Figueras" which is on marked on the left hand side with a yellow sign. Walk into this lane and take the first right marked as bicycle track. Villa Catalan is third house on the right. Two white entry gates and a plaque with the house name on the wall just below the parrot.

 

ARRIVING AT GIRONA AIRPORT
The easiest airport to arrive into is Girona which is very well serviced by low cost airline Ryanair. There are regular buses covering the short ride from Girona airport to the Girona bus station (Estacio bus) and from there almost every hour (normally 15 minutes past the

GIRONA BUS STATIONTO L'ESTARTIT BY BUS
Girona bus station to L'Estartit is a one hour journey. Click on the following links for bus times between Girona bus Station and L'Estartit: http://www.ampsa.org
http://www.ampsa.org/eng/serveis_regulars.html
http://www.ampsa.org/img/Horaris%20Girona-Torroella-L'Estartit.pdf

Ask the bus driver to drop you off at Lidl supermarket on the way into L'Estartit and from there it is a few minutes walk to the Villa Catalan. We can send you instructions when you book. Click here for Girona airport information.

(Click here for included transfer on guided hiking holidays)

PRIVATE TAXI TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS FROM GIRONA AND BARCELONA AIRPORTS:
A taxi can be arranged directly with local English speaking taxi company.   The costs for this are:
GIRONA  -             75 Euros for 4 seater         85 Euros for 5 seater and       100 Euros for 8 seater.
BARCELONA  -      195 Euros for 4 seater.         200 Euros  for 5 seater and     210 Euros for 8 seater.
Contact us for details of the taxi company.

DRIVING
The resort of L'Estartit is only an hour from the main border crossing on the Perpignan - Barcelona motorway. Take the 1st Figueres turn off and then follow signs to Girona on state road N11. You'll have Figueres on the right hand side. Take the turn off marked L'Escala. Follow signs to L'Escala and Torroella de Montgri. (Ignore a turn off to Torroella de Fluvia... That's a different Torroella!) Eventually you see Torroella de Montgri and L'Escala signposted in separate directions. Continue straight ahead following Torroella de Montgri. There will be a left turn further on marked again Torroella de Montgri and you'll finally drive through Torroella de Montgri and arrive at L'Estartit. Entering L'Estartit you'll cross a roundabout with GP supermarket on the left hand side. Continue straight on and take the next left which has a very small sign on the left hand side saying "Mas Figueres" It is an unmadeup road and the first right is our road "Cami Vell" which is a popular local biking and hiking track.
(If you miss this small turn off you'll see a Lidl supermarket on the right hand side and this will mean you have gone to far)
Villa Catalan is third house on the right with two separate entrance gates, numbers 14 - 16 written on the wall and a "Villa Catalan" sign on the wall of the house.

CAR HIRE
There are a number of major car hire firms available in Girona airport and that is an excellent option. There is good in house parking at Villa Catalan. Obviously it is best to book on line well in advance to obtain the best prices.