Organizing your trip

Directions to the Paul Scherrer Institute

Arrival on campus, Sunday 10 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. 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, the transfer time is approx. 60 – 75 minutes
  • Basel Euroairport: take public transport to PSI West, 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


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 10:00 on 11 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.


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 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.

Link to campus map