Directions and maps

How to get to CERN and the Users' Office

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 3.00) at the bus stop.

Maps of Public Transport Network (TPG)

Take Tram No. 18 → CERN 3.00 CHF

Taxis are available at approximately 48.00 CHF

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.

CERN map

Transport of passengers: CERN Shuttle Service


All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a CERN access card or a visitor card issued by CERN. Visitors arriving by car must obtain a visitors parking ticket.

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility

Location of reserved parking places for people with reduced mobility can de displayed by ticking the dedicated point-of-interest-box on this map.

Temporary “reduced mobility” parking permit


Arrival during working hours

Visitor cards 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 traffic and parking regulations on the site.

Gate Hours

Meyrin A (Bldg. 532) Monday - Friday  7.00 - 20.00
Monday - Friday 06:00 - 22:00
Cars and motor bikes
Access through the turnstile for pedestrians and cyclists
Meyrin B (Bldg. 533) 24h/24h  
Meyrin C (Bldg. 534) Monday - Friday 7.00 - 19.00
Monday - Friday 6.00 - 22.00
Cars and motor bikes
Access through the turnstile for pedestrians and cyclists
Meyrin D (Goods Entrance Bldg. 201) Monday - Friday 8.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00  
Meyrin E (Bldg. 538) Monday - Friday 7.00 - 9.30 and 16.30 - 20.00  
Prévessin (Main Entrance) (Bldg. 880) 24h/24h  
Prévessin (Route du Maroc) 24h/24h Access through the turnstile for pedestrians and cyclists
Prévessin 24h/24h For pedestrians and cyclists only
Intersites tunnel (Bldg 548) 07:30 - 18:00 non stop Rules for use
Porte Jura (Bldg 33) 24h/24h  

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 (Bldg. 533)

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