25-26 June 2015
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Access and Accommodation

This event will take place simultaneously in the auditorium 13-2-005 (Meyrin site) and at IdeaSquare (building 3179, Point 1) close to the Globe.


All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a card issued by CERN certifying that they are authorised to do so. 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 a list with your names will be transmitted to the CERN reception (building 33) and to the guards on duty at the entrance of Point 1 and gate B. Should you have any problems please call: +41 (0)75 411 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.

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 reception 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.

You are recommended to park your private vehicle in the car park next to the Globe. In order to access this car park, please communicate your license plate number to julia.cachet@cern.ch for a free access for the duration of the event before Wednesday 24 June, 4PM.

For rental cars, it is mandatory to go to the CERN reception (building 33) to give your plate number to the registration officers before 6PM on Thursday 25 June if you want to use the car park a second time on Friday morning.


- We invite you to book a room at the CERN Hostel. SINGLE with washbasin, shower, toilet: 58 CHF/night. Please make your reservation directly by email CERN.Hostel@cern.ch or by phone: +41 22 767 4481.

-Alternatively, if the CERN hostel is already fully booked, please note that we have made a block booking of 22 rooms at the Aparthotel Adagio St Genis Pouilly (France). The CERN rate is 95 EUR/night + local taxes (breakfast is included for this event and the hotel offers a shuttle from/to the airport/CERN at certain time slots).  If you are interested, please send an email to H9779-sb@adagio-city.com before Friday 19th June to book a room and specify HiLumi LHC to benefit from the negotiated rate.

A list of hotels located in the area is also 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.

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