How to get to CERN

Click the image to download a printable mapCERN Reception - Meyrin

CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research

1, Esplanade des Particules
(formerly 385 route de Meyrin)
CH-1217 Meyrin - Geneva
(for the postal address, please refer to contacts page)

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: 46.2330 N or 46° 13' 59"
Longitude: 6.0556 E or  6° 3' 20"

By Car / Bus

  • From Switzerland
    From Geneva, follow signs for Aéroport then Meyrin.
    From A1 highway, take Exit 5 Meyrin, direction Meyrin.
    Once in Meyrin Village, follow signs for St. Genis and take the tunnel.
    800m after the tunnel, at the roundabout before the Globe, park on the right-hand side car park.
  • From France (département of Ain)
    Follow signs for St. Genis then Genève.
    Once you have passed the border, at the roundabout after the Globe, park on the left-hand side car park.
  • Parking
    Visitors can park freely at the car park located next to the Globe of Science and Innovation.
    Gate will open automatically after car plate reading (valid only for one day).
    In case of problem, call the guards with the "CSA" button on intercom.
    Bus drivers should park at the bus car park at the end and get an "official visit" sign from the reception to be placed behind windscreen.

By Train

From Geneva Cornavin train station

  • Tram - 2 to 3 CHF - 20 minutes ride
    Take tram 18 to "CERN" which is the final stop between CERN Globe and Reception.
    Purchase a "Tout Genève" ticket (3 CHF full-fare / 2 CHF reduced-fare) BEFORE entering the vehicle at vending machines (cash and credit card)
    Note that most Geneva hotels deliver free public transport passes. Don't forget to ask yours if you stay in a Geneva hotel.
    See the public transports web site for full details.

By Plane

From Geneva International Airport (GVA - CoIntrin)

  • Taxi - approximately 35CHF - 15 minutes ride
  • Public transport - Free - about 30 minutes ride
    • Take a one hour free public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control.
    • Take bus 23 (to ZIPLO), 28 (to Parfumerie) or 57 (to ZIMEYSA Gare), get off at Blandonnet, then catch Tram number 18 to CERN.
      Final stop CERN is located between Globe and Reception.
      See the public transports web site for full details.


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