Jun 11 – 13, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Access and Accommodation

The workshop will take place at CERN on the Meyrin site (Kjell Johnsen Auditorium)


If you have a valid CERN access card, please remember to bring it. For those of you who do not possess one, please note that the guards at each entrance to the site will have a list of participants for the meeting and will let you in. You will then be given a badge on Wednesday morning at the start of the meeting that will act as a 'visitor's access card' throughout your stay. Should you have any problems please call: +41 (0)76 487 4162.


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. Th7 68 73.en -

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 232857, 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.


- Please note that the CERN hotel is already fully booked on certain dates in June. For this reason, we have made a block booking for the workshop participants at the IBIS Hotel in St Genis Pouilly (France). If you wish to book a room at this place, please specify the dates in your registration form and contact HL-Bestpractices-workshop-info@cern.ch before Friday 23 May 2014 to confirm your reservation. Single room (CERN rate): 79 EUR/night + local taxes, shuttle to/from CERN on demand.

-Alternatively, a list of hotels located in the area is available at  http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/en/accommodation/. If you have a NICE account, you may consult the CERN Housing website for alternatives in the area that also offer the CERN rate: http://gs-dep.web.cern.ch/en/hotels-rates

-You may also try to book a room at the CERN Hotel as they may have last minute vacancies. Please contact them directly by phone: +41 22 767 4481.