from COINTRIN, GENEVA AIRPORT to CERN
A free CERN shuttle service operates from the airport to CERN (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) at: 08:30, 09:20, 10:15, 11:20, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30.
* Please note that the shuttle stop at the Airport is located between Door 3 and Door 4 (one floor up from the arrivals) departure area.
As any person must be in possession of a card issued by CERN certifying that he is authorised to enter the site, the drivers will ask the passengers at the airport to show their CERN access card. In case they do not have it, they will be dropped off at the CERN entrance near building 55. You will then need to walk from here to building 33 to pick up your access card as mentioned above.
If you take the public transport, remember that you can get a free pass from the machine located in the baggage collection area, just in front of the doors near the customs declaration.
More details on the schedule available under the link: http://www.tpg.ch/fr/index.php.
The taxis from the airport will cost approximately 35 CHF
from CORNAVIN TRAIN STATION (downtown Geneva) to CERN
From Cornavin (the stop is to the right of the station as you walk out, on a covered road), you can take the 18 tram, direction CERN. Ticket "Tout Geneve" costs 3chf or 2 euros and allows you to ride the transportation services (including changes) during 1h. The tickets can be purchased at the machine at the tram and bus stops. Credit cards are not accepted.
Taxi from the train station to CERN will cost approximately 45chf
Travelling by car
Cern main entrance address : 385 route de Meyrin
GPS location Reception: Lat: 46.233058, Long: 6.055692
Active map see Get Directions
FROM THE AIRPORT TO GENEVA
Please check the Geneva Public Transportation Service for more details.
In Geneva, hotels must provide free weekly tickets for the Geneva transportation system to their clients. Do not forget to ask for it at the hotel reception.
ONCE AT CERN
If you have a room at the hostel and arrive on sunday evening, you should ask the guards at entrance B to give you the room key, hostel building number ( 38 , 39 or 41 ) and room number. To get to the hostel, follow the first map here .
On monday morning you should get to reception (building number 33) , and register to get the CERN access card and your badge.
If you are in a hotel in downtown Geneva and arrive on monday morning, please enter through reception (building number 33) , where you should register to get the CERN access card and your badge. To get from reception to the Main Auditorium, where the lectures take place, please follow the dark grey line on the floor (see second map here ).
For more detailed maps of CERN, you may introduce building numbers on the menu entry "Buildings and roads" at the left on the CERN webpage (in the "Practical info" item in the menu). Hostel buildings are numbers 38,39,41, reception is 33, main auditorium is 500, restaurant is building 501, and the TH Secretariat is in building 4 (room 4-2-004)