Getting to Bern

  • If you fly to Zurich Airport (ZRH), there are regular direct train connections from the airport to Bern. Traveling time from the airport is about 1 hour 15 mins (see schedule).
  • If you fly to Geneva International Airport (GVA), there are regular direct train connections from the airport to Bern. Traveling time from the airport is about 2 hours (see schedule).
  • If you fly to EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg (BSL, MLH, or EAP), there are no direct trains from the airport to Bern. From the airport take Bus 50 to Basel SBB train station (stop "Bahnhof SBB", see schedule), transfer there to a direct train to Bern (see schedule). The whole trip takes about 1 hour 30 mins.
  • If you fly to Bern–Belp Airport (BRN), from the airport take Bus 160 or Bus 334 to Belp train station (stop "Belp Bahnhof"), transfer there to a commuter train (S3, S31, S4, or S44) to Bern (see brochure). The whole trip takes about 30–40 minutes.
  • If you travel by train, Bern is well connected with many destinations in Europe. The schedules from other Swiss destinations to Bern can be found here.
  • If you travel by car, directions and possible parking locations can be found at



The workshop takes place in Room B7 of the building Exakte Wissenschaften (ExWi) of the University of Bern.

Address: Exakte Wissenschaften, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

  • The ExWi building is reachable from the train station in less than 5 minutes by foot. Go downstairs to the Bahngeschoss on the station plan, go towards tracks 12/13, and take the elevator situated there to Grosse Schanze (the top floor). Walk about 150 meters north-east, passing the university main building to the building of Exakte Wissenschaften (Exact Sciences).
  • The parking closest to the ExWi building is Bahnhof Parking (see link with directions and the printable version of directions). After parking take the elevator to Grosse Schanze and follow the directions indicated above.
  • From the Old City (Altstadt) you can get to the ExWi building without making a detour through the train station. Go along Aarbergergasse towards Bollwerk. At their intersection, take the elevator leading to an overpass over Bollwerk. After crossing the overpass, follow the arrows to "Parkterrasse 10–16," "Langgasse," and "Bahnhof" parking, go up a small flight of stairs to an outdoor parking, pass the parking on your left, and go up the stairs labeled "Parkterrasse 10, 14—Grosse Schanze—Universität—Länggassequartier". Upon reaching the top of these stairs, cross the covered gallery overlooking the train tracks. At the end of the gallery, DON'T take the stairs up into the open, but turn RIGHT instead. You will find yourself at an entrance to the ExWi building.

For further information about Bern and how to get there, please see