Apr 15 – 19, 2024
Paul Scherrer Institut
Europe/Zurich timezone

Travel information

Participants are requested to make their own travel and lodging arrangements.

How to get to PSI

PSI is located in northern Switzerland, approximately midway between Zürich and Basel. The nearest towns and railway stations are Baden and Brugg. Frequent air and train connections via Zürich or Basel are available from all major European cities.

For directions, please see https://www.psi.ch/en/visit/how-to-find-us

Public transport connections can be found at https://www.sbb.ch/en. Enter "Villigen, PSI West" as your final destination. The auditorium is in the red building next to the bus station.


The following links have information on accommodation nearby. The PSI guest house offers basic rooms with shared facilities. Availability may be limited.


Coffee breaks, lunch at the PSI restaurant and the social dinner on Thursday are included in the registration fee (except online, PSI and late registrations). Other meals have to be organized by the participants. The participants staying at the guest house should note that there is no catering available on Sunday. The restaurant and cafeterias at PSI offer breakfast and dinner on weekdays.


Please bring a power adapter for Switzerland! Power outlets in Switzerland are somewhat different to the rest of Europe. Two-wire Europlugs are fully compatible, three-wire connectors need an adapter.

Power outlets for laptops are available in the auditorium. Line voltage is 230 V 50 Hz.


We will visit the city of Lucerne with multiple sightseeing options like the medieval city wall, the museum of transportation, etc.

The excursion is not included in the registration fee. The price for travel is CHF 85. Participants should order their tickes on their own from www.sbb.ch.

Proposed timetable

Station Arrival Departure Notes
PSI West   09:06 Bus
Brugg 09:25 09:30 Train
Zurich 09:54 10:10 Change trains
Lucerne 10:51 x:09 free time, departure hourly
Zurich x:50 x+1:06 Change trains
Brugg x+1:30 x+1:35 Bus
PSI West x+1:50