Visit of the Founders

3179/1-D06 (CERN)



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John Vivian Wood (Brunel University (GB))

An interactive google-map here to help you to move around CERN premises and find your way easily with your smartphone :

Please check the Geneva public transport (TPG) timetable before travelling:

CERN transportation

CERN shuttle to and from the airport

Public transport

Free tickets for public transport can be printed from ticket machines located at the exits from the baggage claim area.

This ticket entitles you to a free ride on buses, trams and trains in the "Tout Genève" region for a period of 80 minutes, when produced along with your flight ticket or boarding pass (into Geneva).

Please note that once you are out of the baggage claim area, you cannot go back in to print a free ticket.

Tickets can also be bought at the automatic machines located at the bus stops or on the way to the train station located in the airport ("tout Genève" button on the ticket machine, cost 3.00CHF).

Bus stops:

Once in the arrivals meeting area, turn right and walk to the end of the terminal (signposted P51), past the post office, Montreux Jazz cafe and the car rental desks.

Exit the building and cross the coach drop-off area to find the bus stop for buses 23, 28 and 57 going downhill.

Bus + tram

Bus 57 direction 'Gare de Meyrin' (get off at 'Blandonnet Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'

Bus 28 direction 'Parfumerie' (get off at 'Blandonnet Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'

Bus 23 direction 'ZIPLO' (get off at 'Blandonnet' Station') + tram 18 direction 'CERN'


Train + tram

In the arrivals terminal follow signs to the train station, which should lead you through a set of revolving doors.

All trains that leave Geneva Cointrin Airport stop next in Geneva Main Station (Gare Cornavin/ Geneva RailCity).

Once you exit the station, you will find many tram and bus stops.

The tram 18 stops under the railway bridge.



Taxis wait outside the arrivals terminal. The average cost of a ride from the airport to CERN is between 30 and 40 CHFs. AA Genève Central Taxi: 0041.22.320.2202

CERN is on 385, Route de Meyrin. Ask to go to entrance B (entrée B). You could also stop at the Reception building 33 (closed on Sunday, and after 17:15 on weekdays).

Internet access - WIFI

Wireless is available throughout CERN's premises.

For registering your laptop/mobile phone for wifi access at CERN, please fill in a request here: -

Please use Markus Nordberg as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).

Visit of the Founders
  • Alan Hughes
  • Andrew Lefever
  • Charlotte Turner
  • Christopher Draycott
  • david cogan
  • David Kennedy
  • denise kelly
  • EMMA Griffiths
  • Felicity Turnbull
  • George Brock
  • Hannah Simmonds
  • James Kahn
  • Jeffrey Kelly
  • john kelly
  • John Wood
  • Joseph Kelly
  • Kay (Katharine on passport) Brock
  • Lesley Beadles
  • matthew farrant
  • Michael Swan
  • Monica Draycott
  • Ottilie Sefton
  • Pamela Kelly
  • Paul Withey
  • Richard Griffiths
  • Roger Cashmore
  • Ruth Withey
  • Simon Oliver
  • Siobhan Clifford
  • Steven Weston
  • Thomas Sobel
  • Vanessa Farrant
  • William Beadles
  • William Mathias
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Arrival to CERN (Reception Building B33) 15m
      Speaker: john wood (ATTRACT)
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee at IdeaSquare 15m
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Introduction to CERN and IdeaSquare 1h
      Speakers: Markus Nordberg (CERN), Roger Cashmore (University of Oxford (GB))
    • 12:00 PM 1:15 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 15m
    • 1:15 PM 1:30 PM
      Meeting at IdeaSquare for bus transport to CMS 15m
    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Bus transport to CMS Experiment 30m
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Visit to CMS 1h 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Bus transport from CMS back to IdeaSquare 30m
    • 4:00 PM 4:45 PM
      Possibility to visit Globe Exhibition and Microcosm & CERN Shop 45m
    • 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
      End of Visit 15m