20-21 January 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Transport & Accommodation (incl. shuttle service and CERN access)

The workshop will take place at the Best Western in Chavannes de Bogis. A shuttle will be available as follow:
-20/01/2014 08:30 from CERN's main reception
-20/01/2014 22:30 from Chavannes-de-Bogis to CERN
-21/01/2014 08:15 from CERN's main reception
-21/01/2014 16:45 from Chavannes-de-Bogis to CERN 

Visitors card to access the CERN site will be available for people having booked a CERN hostel room at the time of registration. Card will be available from CERN's reception desk (bldg. 33) during working hours and from Gate B outside working hours.  

Getting to CERN


Travelling by Plane

Coming from the Geneva International Airport at Cointrin

Taxi - approximately 35CHF.

Bus - First take a free public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control. Then -

Option 1: Take bus Y direction "CERN" and get off at the CERN stop opposite the large Globe and the CERN site.

Option 2: take bus 23, 28, 57, and get off at the stop "Blandonnet" and then catch the Tram number 18, final stop "CERN".

See the TPG web site for full details.

Travelling by Train

Coming from the Geneva railway station at Cornavin

Tram - Take the number 18 tram to "CERN" which is the final stop at the CERN entrance.

Ticket costs 3.50CHF (Ticket "Tout Genève" on the ticket machine). See the TPG web site for full details.

Travelling by Car

From Switzerland:

Follow signs for "Aéroport", "Lyon" and "Meyrin". Once you are in Meyrin, follow signs for "St Genis" (which is just beyond the border, in France). Before reaching St Genis, the CERN site is on your left on "Route de Meyrin", just before you reach the border.

From France (département of Ain):

Follow signs for "Gex" or "St. Genis". When you reach the border, CERN is on your right immediately after passing through customs.

An interactive map of Geneva and a detailed map of the buildings at CERN can help you find your way.


-If you would like to book a room at the CERN hotel please contact Laurie Hemery to check for availability.

-Best Western: Please contact the hotel directly to make a reservation using the following e-mail: reservation@hotel-chavannes.ch and quoting reference CER4211 (290 CHF per night including breakfast). Rooms are not guaranteed.

-Alternatively, a list of hotels located in the area is available at: https://espace.cern.ch/hostel-service/Lists/Hotels/AllItems.aspx

Getting to the conference venue

Travelling by Car

Follow the Highway A1 Geneva-Lausanne and take exit  10 Coppet - Divonne. Take the direction Coppet. After the highway bridge, take teh first exit to the right at the roundabout. Follow the "les Champs Blancs" street till the end.

Travelling by Plane

For the people staying at the Best Western, a free shuttle is available between the airport and the hotel is available free of charge upon request. Please contact the hotel directly to place your request.