Getting to CERN
Travelling by Plane
Many low cost flights connect Geneva to other European countries.
Taxi - (rather expensive, approximately 35 CHF from the Airport). Recommended for heavy luggage!
Bus - take the number 28 bus from outside the airport exit. At the stop “Hôpital de la Tour” take the number 9 bus marked "9 CERN" to its terminus at the CERN entrance. Ticket costs 3.00 CHF (button B on the ticket machine, available at each bus stop with Swiss coins or with Euros: 0,10 - 0,20 - 0,50 - 1 and 2 Euros).
(3.00 CHF are equivalent to 2.00 Euros).
Swiss Railways timetable.
From Geneva railway station at Cornavin:
Bus - Take the number 9 bus marked "9 CERN" (not "9 ZIMEYSA") to its terminus at the CERN entrance (about 25 minutes). Ticket costs 3.00 CHF (button B on the ticket machine, available at each bus stop with Swiss coins or with Euros: 0,10 - 0,20 - 0,50 - 1 and 2 Euros).
Going from CERN to Geneva:
Take the number 9 bus in front of Entrance B. Going downtown takes about 25 minutes. Going back to CERN: take the bus marked "9 CERN" (not "9 ZIMEYSA").
Travelling by Car
When in CERN you will have to carry an official card (Visitor’s Access Card). If you arrive on Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 18h00, or on Saturday between 09h00 and 17h00 you will be given this at the Reception Desk in building 33 near to the bus stop and at the side of the car park. At all other times you must go to the guard at Entrance B (Building 120) next to the bus terminus.
CERN Hostel Keys
Hostel Reception Building 39 is open as follows:
Monday through Friday from 7h30 till 19h30
Saturday and Sunday from 9h00 till 13h00
If you are arriving at CERN outside the opening hours of the CERN Hostel, go directly to the CERN Main Entrance (Entrance B) and ask the guard. The keys are held in Building 120 just to the right of Entrance B.