Organizing Your Trip

Directions to the Paul Scherrer Institute

Arrival on campus, Sunday 23 September

Please note that the shops and restaurants in Villigen are closed on Sundays, as is the PSI canteen. Groceries are available at larger railway stations (e.g. Zurich airport, Zurich Main Station, Baden or Brugg) or nearby petrol stations in Würenlingen, Brugg or Döttingen. Students staying at the guesthouse will find a limited selection of food from the vending machines in the “Time Out“ cafeteria.

There is a choice of several restaurants in Brugg. The restaurant at Hotel Schloss Böttstein is also open on Sundays and can by reached from PSI by bus in 3 minutes and on foot in ~ 35 minutes. Please be aware that buses run on more limited Sunday timetables: public transport time table.

By public transport

Nearest railway stations are Brugg (fast train stop) and Siggenthal-Würenlingen. There are bus services twice an hour, more frequently during morning and evening rush hours, from the two stations to PSI West.

From Brugg take bus number 376 in the direction of Döttingen, get off at PSI West (travelling time approx. 18 minutes). From Siggenthal-Würenlingen take bus number 357 in the direction of Brugg, get off at PSI West (travelling time approx. 10 minutes).

By plane

Nearest international airports

  • Zurich: take public transport to PSI West (one-way CHF 20.40), the transfer time is approx. 60 – 75 minutes
  • Basel Euroairport: take public transport to PSI West (one-way CHF 29.40), the transfer time is approx. 95 minutes
    Flights to Basel often tend to be cheaper than the ones to Zurich

By car

Pay-and-display car parking is available for school participants. We advise that you allow sufficient time for a walk of up to ten minutes from the car park to get to your destination on the campus. You can leave your luggage at the PSI Reception West.
Disabled parking spaces are available close to the entrance of the Swiss Light Source.

By taxi

When arriving by taxi, please request that your taxi drops you in front of the PSI Reception West.

  • Brugger Taxi +41 56 441 41 00 | Brugg station to PSI West ~ CHF 35
  • Badener Taxi +41 56 222 55 55 | Baden station to PSI West ~ CHF 45
  • ABC Taxi +41 56 245 12 12 | Döttingen station to PSI  West ~ CHF 28

Cashpoints

Meeting rooms

Please refer to the scientific program for the room assignments. All meeting rooms will also be signposted from Reception West.

Registration & dosimeter hand-out


Registration opens at 9:15 on 24 September in the foyer of building WHGA (look for the Red Mammoth in front of the entrance). The location will also be signposted from the bus stop PSI West, the car park entrance and Reception West.

Preinstallation of programs for the data analysis sessions

The attendees are supposed to carry with them their own laptop, in order to fully profit from the practical data analysis sessions. We strongly advise to try to install the programs whose demos you are interested to follow in advance!! For further details please visit the technical information page.

WIFI

You can use Eduroam (education roaming) at PSI. The official Eduroam site Interactive Eduroam Map Standard Windows Devices get the configuration automatically. For Non-standard devices get the configuration on https://www.eduroam.org/. Please note that support for guests is provided by their home institutions. A WIFI code be available from Monday morning for those who do not have access to Eduroam.