Data Centre for Astrophysics
Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva


From the Geneva main train station
  • By train & on foot: Catch a slow train at the Geneva main station for Coppet (departure in general at HH:03 or HH:33).
    From Pont-Céard (arriving in general at HH:17 or HH:47) go up the road perpendicular to the rails (see the map with walking path). You will reach Ecogia after about 10-15 minutes.
    From Versoix it's a little bit longer to walk (~25 minutes).
  • By bus: Take the "V" bus at the Geneva station (Cornavin) and get out at Ecogia.
  • By taxi: ~ CHF 45.-
  • By car: Take the lake road direction Lausanne for 15km.
    In the middle of Versoix (at the lights) turn on the left direction Ecogia.
From the Geneva airport
  • By train: Train every 15 min. for the main station (Geneve-Cornavin). Change there and see above.
  • By taxi: ~ CHF 45.-
  • By car: Take the highway direction Lausanne, get out at the first exit "Bellevue/Versoix", follow the lake way direction Versoix (5 km).
    In the middle of Versoix (at the lights) turn on the left direction Ecogia.

Local information


Hotel stars Price [ CHF ] Location and Comments
Hotels near the ISDC
(contact isdc-travel @ for reservation at the given price)
Lake Geneva Hotel ***s single: 155
double: 185
In Versoix, modern, lake view, breakfast buffet included, superior room: +10.- CHF
Des Balances ** single: 95
double: 125
In Versoix, breakfast included, WC/shower in the room
Genève Cottage *** single: 154 In Versoix, breakfast included
Guillaume Tell ** single: 75 Commugny/village centre (4 km from ISDC),
breakfast incl. (65.- CHF without breakfast)
A selection of other hotels in the area or in Geneva
Astoria ***   Near the main station
Bernina, Genève ***   Near the main station
Best Western ***   In Chavannes-de-Bogis (they can drive you from/to the airport)
Cornavin ****   Next to the main station
Les Arcades ***   In front of the main station
Suisse ***   Near the main station