01 Sep 2020







As our community members are Users at CERN, we find the CERN Users' Office site to be the best resource for up-to-date information at CERN.  We encourage all to consider searching the site for information, in particular, the CERN Guide for Newcomers.


The first thing to consider before you arrive is your access to the CERN site. If you don't have a CERN card already, you will have to apply for a visitor card. Only individuals already registered at CERN are permitted to invite people onto the site. Please contact us if you need help with the access on your arrival.

Visitor cards are to be collected, personally, by the Visitor during normal hours (8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.) at CERN Reception in Building 33 or after hours at Ga​te B.  Valid I.D. must be presented.


The region, Switzerland and France, is served by the Geneva public transport system, Transports Publics Genevois (tpg).  System information, including fares, maps and route planners, can be found on the site, 

The French public tranport system also serves the region. More information:  l'agglomération du Pays de Gex 

The CERN Mobility site includes information on the many different ways to get around at CERN. On the site, you will find information for: the CERN Shuttle Service, which includes Bike, Car and Bus Rental and Car Sharing. In order to rent a vehicle at CERN, one must possess the authorisation to drive at CERN.

Please note:  Passengers may be asked to present their CERN access card to board the CERN Shuttle.

The UK Liaison Office manages a pool of vans, hired from CERN, for the use of our community. Learn more about using the vans at the STFC-UK Pool Vans page.


Information, including online booking capability for individuals registered at CERN, can be obtained directly through the CERN Housing ​Service site. ​​