Car sharing












The CERN car-sharing scheme provides CERN vehicles on a self-service basis. A pool of 34 vehicles are available for pickup from 15 locations around the Meyrin and Prévessin sites and the point 2.

  • List of pick-up locations:



LHC Experimental points

building 4 building 864 building 2285 P2
building 29 building 866  
building 30 building 874  
building 36 building 892  
building 40    
building 54    
building 57    
building 124    
building 513    
building 130    


The vehicles are available to members of the CERN personnel and contractors' personnel, in the framework of their professional activities at CERN only:

  • from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. for a maximum continuous period of 4 hours
  • from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. for a maximum continuous period of 14 hours.

All car-sharing vehicles must be returned on time to their original pick-up location at the end of the reservation.

The use for personal purposes, such as travel between home and work, is strictly prohibited.

In the case of repetitive misuse (abusive reservation times, private use, no shows etc...), CERN reserves the right to revoke the Mobility card, therefore refusing the possibilty of using the service.


The car-sharing service is open to members of the CERN personnel and contractors' personnel under the conditions laid down below.


2.1 General conditions

Use of the CERN car-sharing service is subject to the following general conditions:

  • Use of vehicles belonging to or rented by CERN is governed by Operational Circular No. 4 and by reference to document DSU-OF/DO/RH/6833;
  • In all cases, use of the service requires authorisation by the Department head or team leader concerned ("permis V" – authorisation to drive a CERN vehicle – plus a mission order if the vehicle is to be driven outside the authorised perimeter).

As indicated in Operational Circular No. 4, anyone driving a CERN car outside the authorised perimeter must be in possession of a mission order (annual or occasional).


Anyone driving a CERN vehicle must be able to present the following documents at any time :

  • CERN card;
  • valid national driving licence;
  • the vehicle documents (registration document, etc.);
  • valid travel documents (national passport or other travel document recognized in Switzerland and France) with the necessary visas, where required;
  • legitimation documents issued by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the CERN Attestation issued by the Users' Office or the Human Resources Department.

In addition, the vehicle must carry a European Road Accident Report form.


2.2 Conditions of Use


Car-sharing Conditions of Use



3.1 Obtaining and using an RFID card

An RFID access card can be obtained from the CERN Mobility centre (building 130) on presentation of a valid CERN access card.

A Mobility login with 6 numbers and a NIP code will be sent to the member of personnel by e-mail.

RFID access cards and the associated PIN codes are strictly personal and non-transferable. Cards may not be lent, rented or otherwise transferred to another person.

Members of personnel are given a copy of the conditions of use when they collect their card from the Mobility centre (building 130), and a user guide will be included in the e-mail they will receive to confirm their registration.

3.2 Booking a vehicle

It is possible to book a vehicle via one of the Mobility bookings channels:

App "Mobility car"

Client Portal Mobility

Mobility 24/7 Service center

0848 824 812 from Switzerland
Download App for Android   +41 848 824 812 from abroad
Download App for iPhone    


Bookings can be modified or cancelled right up until the planned start time through the same applications or on the vehicle's on-board computer.

A confirmation will be sent to the requestor by e-mail (e-mail defined in the profil e-services).

Note that the on-board computer can only be used when the engine is switched off.


3.3 Changing a booking

It is possible to shorten or advance a booking using the on-board computer in the car.

Bookings cannot be modified after the planned start time.

3.4 Cancelling a booking

Modifications and cancellations of bookings can be made by all booking channels (application, Internet, telephone). It is always possible to cancel a current booking through the on-board computer.


3.5 While using a car from the pool

An e-mail is sent to the user confirming the booking and indicating the registration number of the car and where it is parked.

The user must check for any existing damage before travelling. If any, he must immediately report it to the CERN garage (building 130).

The vehicle is opened by swiping the RFID card in front of the card reader positioned on the windscreen. The vehicle is locked in the same way.

In case the card is defective, contact Mobility 24/7 Service center 0848 824 812 from Switzerland, +41 848 824 812 from abroad.


3.6 Returning the vehicle

Vehicles must be returned to the initial pickup location.

Upon returning the vehicle:

  • Please always leave the fuel tank at least a quarter full. Petrol stations are avalaible in both CERN sites, Meyrin (Bldg. 57) and Prevessin (Bldg. 867). For refueling process, refer to KB0004924.
  • All battery-operated equipment (e.g. lights) must be turned off.
  • The key must be left in the ignition at the end of a booking.
  • Hold the RFID card at checkpoint on windscreen from outside until the central locking is activated.

To return the vehicle before the end of the booked slot, terminate the booking by pressing on the ResEnd button on the on-board computer or via the app "Mobility car" and confirm by pressing: Yes,


3.7 Car-sharing User Guide

Car-sharing User Guide



For any assistance regarding CERN cars (breakdown, tires, battery...):

  • During working days (Monday to Friday):

  • Mobility Centre : opening hours from 08.00 a.m to 05.00 p.m
  • Phone: + 41 22 767 2228
  • Bldg: 130


  • Outside working days and opening hours:
  • PEUGEOT Assistance
  • Phone: 0800 55 50 05 from Switzerland and +41 44 746 23 95 from abroad


For any assistance regarding vehicle access, bookings, on-board computer...:

  • Mobility 24/7 Service Center
    • Phone: 0848 824 812 from Switzerland and +41 848 824 812 from abroad



5.1 Accident within the fenced parts of the CERN site

For more information: Operational Circular No. 4

It is also essential to forward to the CERN garage (building 130), service responsible for vehicle repairs, the European Road Accident report.


5.2 Accident outside the fenced parts of the CERN site

For more information: Operational Circular No. 4

It is also essential to forward to the CERN garage (building 130), service responsible for vehicle repairs, a photocopy of the European Road Accident report.


For more information:


5.3 Accident outside the fenced parts of the CERN site

For more information: Operational Circular No. 4



For your private trips, two parking places with Mobility cars are at your disposal at the Park Globe. Mobility offers to CERN members of the personnel a private subscription for 129 CHF per year with a circulation credit of 30 CHF. To benefit from this service, you can take out a subscription and get your private Mobility card.

For more information, please visit the Mobility website or contact them by email or by phone 0848 824 812 (24/24 service centre).

CERN is not responsible for this service.


Having recently been acquired by Mobility, Catch a Car will now be relaunched in July 2019 under the name Mobility Go with a fresh look for the future.
Free-floating car sharing enables users to locate and book a vehicle in real time, then leave it conven-iently in a public parking space within a defined zone when the period of use is finished. Mobility strongly believes in the success of this model: “It’s flexible and very much captures the spirit of the times, ap-pealing particularly to the younger generation,” says Mobility Communication Officer Patrick Eigenmann. This is why Mobility not only operates 200 electrically powered scooters in Zurich but also fully acquired the Basel and Geneva-based free-floating provider Catch a Car at the beginning of the year.
14'000 Catch a Car customers now have access to the world of Mobility
The free-floating car sharing scheme is now being renamed Mobility Go. “In combination with classic car sharing, this means that customers now have the complete range of mobility options at their disposal on a round-the-clock basis – without a car of their own,” explains Eigenmann. During the course of July, the former Catch a Car service will become available to all Mobility customers. By the same token, the existing 14’000 Catch a Car users will benefit from the full range of Mobility services. The Go cars in Geneva will appear in their new red and white colours in July; the change in appearance will not be seen in Basel until October.
Rates remain the same
The existing trip rates will stay the same for Click & Drive customers: CHF 0.49 per minute, CHF 25 per hour and CHF 125 per day. Subscription holders and cooperative members benefit from a reduced minute rate (CHF 0.45).