WHO ARE WE?
Taxi Morzine is a limited company registered in Morzine, France run by bi-lingual husband and wife team Jo and Yannick Citadelle. Jo moved from Lancashire to Morzine in 1992 and after several years in the hotel trade decided to join her husband in the taxi/transport venture by obtaining her CPC International Passenger Transport Qualification. Just for your information, Jo is still partial to tasty Lancashire cheese if you have room in your luggage.
Yannick, Morzinois through and through, has followed in his father's footsteps by becoming one of just 12 taxi license holders in Morzine.
Yannick can also be found at the Morzine taxi rank until 2am most evenings in winter, and he has some rather amusing tales to tell about that side of the job.
Together Jo and Yannick are Taxi Morzine, continuing the family taxi activity which has flourished for over 25 years.
In May 2011 Jo Citadelle became the first British national to successfully pass the National and Haute-Savoie Taxi Drivers exam and rumour has it she is going to attempt to pass her PCV (bus) license in 2015….
Mikael joined the Taxi Morzine ranks from his native Sweden in 2012 and his calm, professional Scandinavian presence has proved to be a huge asset for the company in the stressful winter season. Please be very nice to him as we would love him to stay for many more seasons.
“THE TAXI MORZINE SERVICE”
Every year we meet clients at the airport who in previous winters have travelled to resort with an airport transfer operator offering shared transfers. This option does have the advantage of being cheaper when travelling in a small group of under four people and if you don't mind hanging around the airport waiting for the minibus to fill up with other clients landing on later/delayed flights. Our clients however, book a private taxi to be met by their driver in the arrivals hall and taken immediately to resort – for those landing on morning flights, lunch on the slopes is highly likely! A private taxi is for your group only and there is no need to take detours around resorts dropping off other clients. For parties travelling with children the advantages of a private transfer are really too obvious to be listed!
The Geneva Airport Issue
In 2013 the UK press got hold of some information that the Swiss authorities were tightening controls on foreign companies working in their country. Scaremongers had a field day and articles were bandied around online saying that it would become impossible to get a transfer to a ski resort from Geneva Airport and you'd have to book with an extortionately priced Swiss taxi. This is simply not true!
Swiss Authorities have indeed tightened controls and are only allowing experienced, qualified drivers to bring vehicles into the airport*. At Taxi Morzine we can guarantee that our drivers have all the documents and qualifications required to hold the required permit and your airport transfer will go without a hitch.
Yet another Airport issue
You may be aware of the minibus parking facilities at Geneva airport at weekends during the winter season. An 800m walk through the airport arrivals hall and railway station shopping arcade, topped off by a queue for a tiny lift up to the often windswept, open air car park. All this adding up to 20 minutes (and a lot of aggravation with kids!) on to your transfer time! As a licensed taxi company AND having a larger minibus we are able to park directly outside the arrivals hall which our clients really do appreciate after a flight and baggage reclaim battle.
*This parking information was correct at the time of writing and is of course subject to change from our friends at Geneva Cointrin Airport – whatever the parking situation is we endeavour to make your pick up from the airport as smooth and speedy as possible!
Up to 8 passengers
Recently we abandoned the regular Renault Trafic minibuses and upgraded to VW Caravelle 9 seater minibuses. We believe that as the client is paying for a quality private transfer service the standard of comfort and reliability should be reflected in the use of the vehicle. Not only are these vehicles far superior as far as comfort is concerned but the main reason is that with four wheel drive there is no more messing around with snow chains or those worrying climbs up the mountain when the snow begins to fall. As Jo can be heard to say frequently in winter “I can climb trees in this car!” Please be reassured she hasn't attempted this feat….
Up to 15 passengers
We bought a Renault Master in 2009 and this has proved a huge success . The minibus can transport up to 15 passengers which means that families and friends are not split up in two vehicles. No time wasting at the airport or on departure day sorting out who goes in which minibus! Evidently there is ample room in the bus for all luggage, boards and skis with a trailer available for those “heavy laden” clients!
This really is a first class service at a budget price starting at 20€ per person one way (based on a group of 15 sharing)
Car seats for all younger passengers are available at no extra charge in accordance to European Law. Just let us know the kids' ages when you book.
All our vehicles start the season with quality snow tyres and are often changed during the season so even when the snow surprises us in April we are ready to bring you safely up (and down) the mountain.