Meyrin soon to be connected up to the Geneva tram network

The tram service to Meyrin will begin operation on 13 December. Several bus routes, including those with stops at CERN, will be modified as a result.


The tram service to Meyrin will begin operation on 13 December (photo © TPG)
Extension of the tram line as far as Meyrin
The tram service to Meyrin will be officially inaugurated on Saturday 12 December and will start operating the following day.

From 13 December onwards the No. 14 and No. 16 trams will run from the Gravière tram stop in Meyrin to the usual terminus (see map), serving the Cornavin railway station along the way.

Passengers wishing to travel on to CERN will be able to catch the No. 56 bus at the Vaudagne stop (the last-but-one stop on the tram line).

Passengers from CERN wishing to travel to Geneva by public transport will need to take the No. 56 bus to Vaudagne, then catch the No. 14 or No. 16 tram into the city centre.

Y bus from Thoiry to Ferney-Voltaire via the airport
Another positive development is that the Y bus line to CERN from Thoiry will now run to Ferney-Voltaire via the airport.

The official journey time between CERN and the airport is 17 minutes. However, the service is not very frequent, with buses running every 30 minutes between 5.30 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, then every hour until midnight. On Saturdays and Sundays there is only one bus per hour, and on Sundays it operates between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. only (for the CERN stop).

Alternative routes to the airport
The new No. 57 bus starting from the Vernes stop or P+R Planche in Meyrin will also serve the airport. It operates more frequently than the Y bus (every 15 minutes) but does not run on Sundays and stops running at 8.00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Outside these times passengers from CERN wishing to go to the airport need to take the No. 56 bus and the No. 14 or No. 16 tram as far as Blandonnet then catch the No. 23 or No. 28 bus.

It should be noted that the route of the No. 28 bus, which used to start from the Hôpital de la Tour, has also been modified. The bus will no longer run through Meyrin Village and Cité Meyrin and the terminus is in Vernier.

You can consult the map of the new bus and tram lines to and from Meyrin by downloading the file below.

Other changes to the bus and tram network and the relevant timetables can be consulted on the TPG website.

More information on the tram service can be found at:


by CERN Bulletin