25-29 January 2010
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
Registration at Hostel now open

Directions to and inside CERN

FROM THE AIRPORT TO GENEVA

To get to Geneva from the airport you can take the train from the airport to Geneva Cornavin station. The trip takes some 10 minutes.
Please check the Geneva Public Transportation Service for more details.

FROM GENEVA TO CERN

To get to CERN from Downtown Geneva you may take tram 14 or 16 Direction Meyrin-Gravière to Vaudagne, then change to bus 56 from Vaudagne to CERN.
The tickets are purchased at the machines on the tram and bus stops. A useful ticket is "Billet tout Geneve" which allows you to ride the transportation services (including changes) during 1 hr.

In Geneva, hotels must provide a free weekly tickets for the Geneva transportation system for their clients. Do not forget to ask for it at the hotel reception.

Please check the Geneva Public Transportation Service for more details.

FROM THE AIRPORT TO CERN

To get to CERN from the airport, the most convenient way is to take a taxi, which should cost some 30 CHF.
By public transportation, various options are available. For example, bus Y, direction Val-Thoiry (indicated top front of the bus) offers direct service to CERN, but runs rather irregularly. More frequently available is bus 57 direction Gare Vernier-Meyrin, with connection to bus 56, direction CERN, at the stop "P+R Planche".
You can get a free bus ticket at the airport, from the machine in the baggage claim area, at the left of the door just before going through customs.

The whole trip can take 40-60 minutes, depending on frecuency of buses around your arrival time, please check the schedules (which are quite reliable) to plan your connection.
Please check the Geneva Public Transportation Service for more details.

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 ).

The lectures will take place in the Main Auditorium, building 500.

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)