Settling in

Now that you have accepted your appointment at CERN, this chapter will give you an idea what things need to be done and in which order when you arrive at CERN. Becoming a member of CERN personnel envolves a certain number of rights and duties.

How do you get to CERN

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(Bldg. 61 R-020)
Reception desk

From Geneva Airport Cointrain and Airport Railway Station

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 taxi. (For professional trips taxi vouchers can be obtained)

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)

From Geneva City Railway Station at Cornavin

Take Tram No. 18 → CERN

Taxis are available at approximately 48.00 CHF

Arriving by car

Cern main entrance address : 385 route de Meyrin
GPS location Reception: Lat: 46.233058, Long: 6.055692
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Whether you arrive from Switzerland or France
take the Geneva motorway bypass
Check Traffic regulations and fines in Switzerland
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.

Arrival at CERN

CERN map Transport of passengers: CERN Shuttle Service

All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a CERN access cards (Arrival formalities) or a visitor access card issued by CERN .

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility

Temporary “reduced mobility” parking permit


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 (Bldg. 533 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:


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


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