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How to get to CERN and the Users' Office
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MapCERN iPhone Mobile Application Geneva map Users' Office location
(Bldg. 61 R-020)
Reception desk
From Geneva Airport Cointrin and Airport Railway Station to CERN
Regular CERN shuttle service MEYRIN - AIRPORT (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
If the shuttle service has no driver available or outside normal working hours you can request a single taxi journey "COURSE DE TAXI A CREDIT".

* Please note that due to road works at the airport, the Circuit 4 shuttle stop is now located between Door 3 and Door 4 of the Departure Zone.  This area is normally reserved for coaches.

For Public Transport, take a free ticket from the machine in the Airport baggage collection hall, on the right side, just before customs control.

If you arrived by train you have to buy a ticket (prize CHF 3.50) at the bus stop.

Maps of Public Transport Network (TPG)

or Bus No. 57 until Blandonnet Tram No. 18 → CERN

Bus No. 28 until Blandonnet - at Blandonnet take Tram No. 18 → CERN

Bus No. 23 until Blandonnet - at Blandonnet take Tram No. 18→ CERN

Bus Y until CERN (direct but less frequent)

From Geneva City Railway Station at Cornavin
take Tram No. 18 → CERN

Taxis are available at approximately 48.00 CHF
Travelling by car
Cern main entrance address : 385 route de Meyrin
GPS location Reception: Lat: 46.233058, Long: 6.055692
Active map see Get Directions


Whether you arrive from Switzerland or France
take the Geneva motorway bypass
you need to buy a motorway sticker, available at all customs points at a cost of 40 CHF, valid for a full calendar year on Swiss motorways

drive as far as the Meyrin exit and then
follow signs for Saint-Genis-Pouilly (France), via Meyrin.
CERN is on the left just before the Swiss-French border.
Entering CERN
CERN map Transport of passengers: CERN Shuttle Service
All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a CERN access cards or a visitor card issued by CERN. Visitors arriving by car must obatin a visitors parking ticket.

Arrival during working hours
Visitor cards and visitors parking tickets are supplied by the security guard on duty at the reception in Bldg. 33 (8.00 a.m. to 17.45 p.m.)

Arrival outside CERN working hours and on weekends
Ask the security guard at entrance Meyrin B (Main Entrance of the Meyrin site) for the visitor card and visitors parking ticket which was applied by the CERN guarantors at the following address: external.visitor@cern.ch.


Traffic on and between CERN sites
Every person is required to observe the existing traffic rules on and between CERN sites. Regulations and the general speed limits are specified at all CERN entrances.
Gate Hours
Meyrin A Monday - Friday 7.00 - 19.00
Meyrin B 24h/24h
Meyrin C Monday - Friday
7.00 - 19.00 for motorised vehicles
6.00 - 22.00 for cyclists and pedestrians through the turnstile
Meyrin D (Goods Entrance) Monday - Friday 8.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 16.00
Meyrin E Monday - Friday 7.00 - 9.30 16.30 - 19.00
Conditions of use - Reminder
Prévessin 24h/24h
Intersites tunnel
7.30 to 18.00 non stop
Rules for use
CERN Hotels
The CERN hotels located on the CERN site in Switzerland offer various types of short term furnished accommodation. They are open to people connected to the official activities of the Organization. Online booking is available (only with CERN login and password).

The Hotel Reception on groundfloor of Bldg. 39 is open as follows:
Mondays to Fridays from 7.30 to 01.00 AM
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 9.00 to 01.00 AM


Outside these times, room keys can be obtained from the security guard on duty at the entrance Meyrin B.
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