January 31, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

How to get to CERN IdeaSquare

IdeaSquare is next to the Globe of Innovation. Access is via the car park behind the Globe. This is still a construction site for Science Gateway, but have faith and just find your way there! Click here for a map.

Please check the Geneva public transport (TPG) timetable before travelling:


Public transport

Tickets for public transport can be bought at the bus stop. 3 CHF for 60 minutes.

Bus stops:

Once in the arrivals meeting area, turn right and walk to the end of the terminal aula (signposted P51),  Montreux Jazz cafe, past the post office, and the car rental desks.

Exit the building and cross the rental car coach drop-off area to find the bus stop for buses 23, 28 and 57 going downhill.

Bus + tram

Bus 57 direction 'Gare de Meyrin' (get off at 'Blandonnet Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'

Bus 28 direction 'Parfumerie' (get off at 'Blandonnet Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'

Bus 23 direction 'ZIPLO' (get off at 'Blandonnet' Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'


Train + tram

In the arrivals terminal follow signs to the train station, which should lead you through a set of revolving doors.

All trains that leave Geneva Cointrin Airport stop next in Geneva Main Station (Gare Cornavin/ Geneva RailCity).

Once you exit the station, you will find many tram and bus stops.

The tram 18 stops under the railway bridge.



Taxis wait outside the arrivals terminal. The average cost of a ride from the airport to CERN is between 30 and 40 CHFs. AA Genève Central Taxi: 0041.22.320.2202

CERN is on 385, Route de Meyrin. Ask to go to entrance B (entrée B). You could also stop at the Reception building 33 (closed on Sunday, and after 17:15 on weekdays).

Internet access - WIFI

Wireless is available throughout CERN's premises.

For registering your laptop/mobile phone for wifi access at CERN, please fill in a request here: http://cern.ch/registerVisitorComputer -

Please use Markus Nordberg as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).

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