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Contacting CERN

Reception building: +41 22 767 7676 (opening hours and more info)

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For Switzerland: For FRANCE:
CERN Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire
CH-1211 Genève 23 F-01631 CERN Cedex
Switzerland France

Travelling by Airplane

Coming from the Geneva International Airport at Cointrin

Taxi - approximately 35CHF.

Bus - First take a free public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control. Then -

- Option 1: Take bus Y direction "CERN" and get off at the CERN stop opposite the large Globe and the CERN site.
- Option 2: take bus 23, 28, 57, and get off at the stop "Blandonnet" and then catch the Tram number 18, final stop "CERN".

See the TPG web site for full details.

Travelling by Train

Coming from the Geneva railway station at Cornavin

Tram - Take the tram number 18 to "CERN" which is the final stop at the CERN entrance.

Ticket costs 3.50CHF (Ticket "Tout Gen�ve" on the ticket machine).

TPG web site for full details.

Travelling by Car

GPS location

Address: 385 route de Meyrin

Reception: Lat: 46.233058, Long: 6.055692

Coming from the Swiss side

Follow "Aeroport", "Lyon" or "Meyrin". When in Meyrin head for "St. Genis" (which is just across the border in France). Before you get to St. Genis, CERN is on the left hand side of the "route de Meyrin", just before the border crossing.

Coming from the French side

Follow "Gex" or "St. Genis". When in St. Genis head for the border. CERN is on your right hand side immediately after the border crossing.

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