Practical Info

Practical Info

Located at the heart French-speaking Switzerland, in the north-west of the country, Neuchâtel (45,000 inhabitants) is a lovely medieval city surrounded by gorgeous natural sites.


Neuchâtel can be easily accessed from any of Switzerland’s three main airports.

  • From Geneva airport: trains departing every hour and connecting Neuchâtel in about 80 min, tickets from 48 CHF.
  • From Zurich airport: three trains departing every hour and connecting Neuchâtel in about 110 min, tickets from 59 CHF.
  • From Basel airport: two trains departing every hour and connecting Neuchâtel in about 120 min, tickets from 47 CHF.

Full timetable and ticket shop: SBB regularly offers discounted tickets.


To help you organize your stay, a (non-exhaustive) list of accommodations in Neuchâtel and the region is available by clicking here. We encourage you to make your reservation quickly, as the summer period is usually busy.

Some rooms are available in a student residence at Tour des Cadolles. 320 CHF from June 25 14:00 to July 1 12:00 (~53 CHF/night). These are single rooms arranged around a common kitchen and bathroom/toilet. Please note that beds and cleaning will not be done every day. These rooms come with the Neuchâtel Tourist Card, which allows free use of public transport in Neuchâtel.

CUSO members: accommodation costs can be reimbursed up to 100CHF/night, including taxes and breakfast.


Espace Tilo-Frey 1, Room R.E.42

The summer school will be held in the buildings of the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, ideally located next to Lake Neuchâtel.

The train station and the city center are easily accessible on foot or by public transport from the conference site.

The surrounding area is very well served by public transportation (schedule, tickets and special offers on and Bicycles can be rented online at dozens of stations along the lake.

Most hotels in the region offer the Neuchâtel Tourist Card which allows free use of public transport.