The conference is locate at the VonRoll Building close to the Vet school and a 15 minute walk to the historic centre.
VonRoll University Centre
Getting here by plane
Switzerland has three main airports that are approximately one hour by train from Bern (Zurich, Geneva and Basel).
A few flights are available directly into Bern-Belp.
Getting here by public transport
The train is the best way to reach Bern regardless of which airport you land. The Bern central train station (Bern HB) is located in the city center.
The congress venue (VonRoll) can easily be reached by taking Bus No. 20 near the main railway station (Direction Länggasse) until station Länggasse. From the bus station you cross the road and head straight down Fabrikstrasse for approximately 400 m. The venue will be on your right.
Detailed bus and train schedules can be found here: https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html. (Just put in the address or station of where you are and where you want to go).
Bus schedules can also be found here (in German): https://www.bernmobil.ch/
The "Bern ticket"
Places hosting guests in Bern (hotels, B&Bs, AirBnB, private rooms…) are obligated to charge a small tourist tax (Kurtax) that includes a free ticket for city public transportation for the
duration of your stay.
a. If you do not have a transport ticket yet on the day of arrival, the confirmation of your hotel registration (or other accommodation) can be used as a valid ticket for the
first journey to reach your hotel / room / apartment.
b. Afterwards your host should provide you with a "Bern Ticket" (all necessary information must be filled in for validity). Check this with your host.
c. It is also possible to activate a digital ticket for the whole duration:
Download the App "Bern Welcome" on your smart phone and activate the "Bern ticket" (your booking number is used as the activation code).
This free "Bern Ticket" also includes the funicular to reach the location of the Country Dinner (Gurten-Train).
Purchasing tickets for public transport (if you do not have a "Bern ticket"):
Choose (Bern city = Zone 100 101) for transport within the city.
a. Single ride ticket (valid 60 minutes): CHF 4.60
b. Day-ticket (valid until 05:00 a.m.): CHF 9.20
The funicular to reach the Country Dinner (Gurten-Train) is not included in standard tickets and must be additionally purchased: CHF 6.00 per direction
Getting here by road
If you are arriving by car, we suggest that you park at the Park + Ride Neufeld (http://www.parking-bern.ch/e/).
The cost is 18 SFr. per day and the parking house is an approximately 15 minute walk from the conference venue.