Getting access to AWAKE

In order to access the AWAKE area, you need to be registered at CERN.

To access AWAKE as a professional visitor, please contact he AWAKE Project Safety Officer via at least 5 days before the visit date. For your information, the guideline for organising a professional visit for AWAKE is available on EDMS 1281098.

To access AWAKE in order to work in AWAKE, you must:

You can check the validity of your access to TAG41 on

Other visits (e.g. private visits, press visits or VIP visits) are not allowed in AWAKE.

Getting to CERN

Detailed information about how to get to CERN can be found via Directions to CERN.

CERN Shuttle Service

CERN provides a regular shuttle service on-site and to and from Geneva airport. Details of pick up points and the timetable can be found via the Shuttle Service.

Administration and Registration

CERN's User's Office has a complete CERN Newcomer's Guide.

Accommodation near CERN

Short Term Accommodation

CERN has several hostels rooms available on site, contact the CERN Housing Service for more information. If you are a CERN registered User with a CERN login and password you can book your room online.

You will find a list of local hotels via Hotels in the Local Area.

Long Term Accommodation

In order to find long term accommodation in the Geneva area, we advise you to contact local real estate agencies before you arrive in the region.

The CERN Housing Service can offer assistance with finding furnished or unfurnished accommodation on the local private market.

The CERN Newcomer's Guide can help you decide whether you want to live in France or in Switzerland.