Getting to Bern


Teams will need to arrange their own travel to and from Switzerland. Basel, Zurich and Geneva are the largest international airports from which many discount airlines operate. Skywork Airlines also offers flights directly to Bern airport from a number of European cities.



From Zurich or Geneva airport, there are direct trains to Bern. They depart roughly every half hour from directly inside the airport. The trip from Zurich Airport to Bern takes approximately 1 hour and 18 minutes, whereas the trip from Geneva Airport to Bern takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes.


A full-price, one-way ticket from Geneva Airport or from Zurich Airport to Bern costs 53 Swiss Francs.


From the EuroAirport in Basel, you can take bus 50 directly to Basel train station. The route takes approximately 20 minutes. There are then direct trains to Bern from Basel train station approximately every half-hour. A full-price, one-way ticket from Basel to Bern costs 39 Swiss Francs.


You can find more information on the exact times and prices via the Swiss Rail website, SBB.

Conference Venue


The conference will be held at the World Trade Institue in Bern, Switzerland. The WTI is located five minutes walk from Bern central station.







Please contact the hotel of your choice as soon as possible to book your room.


Should you be interested in renting an apartment instead, please take a look at Bern Tourism's list of apartment rentals and inquire directly with them for more information.


Hotels (prices serve as a rough guide)


Hotel Arabelle*** (rooms ranging from 125-182 Swiss Francs)


Hotel Ambassador**** (189-230 Swiss Francs)


Hotel Bären **** (165-245 Swiss Francs)


Hotel Bristol**** (165-225 Swiss Francs)


Hotel La Pergola*** (145-200 Swiss Francs)


Hotel Kreuz*** (140-218 Swiss Francs)


Hotel Ador*** (150 Swiss Francs)


Hotel National** (125-140 Swiss Francs)



Youth Hostels


Hotel Glocke (Dorms and Private rooms available ranging from 37 Swiss Francs).


Youth Hostel Bern (Dorms and Private rooms availabe ranging from 37 Swiss Frances).