Neuchatel can be reached easily by train from Geneva, Basel or Zurich airports. Travel time from Geneva or Basel airports to Neuchatel is about 1.5 hours one-way and the ticket costs around 48 Swiss francs. A one-way trip from Zürich airport to Neuchatel takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes and the ticket price is 57 Swiss francs. Once in Neuchatel, take the regional train to Val de Travers, the location of the competition and accommodation.

The competition organizers will provide one free transfer bus from Geneva airport at 13.00 and from Zürich airport at 12.00 to Val de Travers. YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN TRANSFER BUS BY MAIL before 1st June 2018.

If you cannot make it to these transfer buses, please make arrangements to go to Val de Travers by train on your own.

To provide accommodation assistance to the competition participants, the competition organizers will rent country houses, dormitory, B&B and hotels for you in Val de Travers from 6 to 13 July 2018. The price of accommodation is from 320 to 700 Swiss francs pro person for 7 nights from dormitory to a 3 stars hotel, including half-board (breakfast and lunch prepared from regional and local products). Ask for the availability by mail:

The accommodation is subject to the following conditions:

  • Accommodation dates and prices are fixed and cannot be changed. If a participant arrives after 6 of July and needs to leave prior to the 13th of July, he/she will still have to pay the full price.
  • Payment for the accommodation will be due on the 20th of May 2018 at the latest.
  • Reservations will only be made after payment is received.
  • If you need to cancel your travel and participation in the competition, the organizers will refund half of your accommodation fees excluding any transfer costs.