The city of Lausanne lies in the western part of Switzerland, in very close proximity to France and Italy, in the heart of Central Europe. Located just 40 min by road or rail from Geneva, Lausanne is easy to reach by air through Geneva International Airport (50 minutes). The train from Zurich International Airport takes approximately 2h30 min to Lausanne.
We highly suggest that public transportation is used as parking is limited (and costly).
For those staying in the hotels, a FREE transportation card will be given throughout the stay valid for the bus and / or the metro in Lausanne.You can reach the EPFL by arriving either at the Lausanne train station or at the Renens train station.
See the Swiss Railway website for details and timetables.
From the Lausanne train station to the EPFL: (~30min)
Cross the road from the Station, then take the Metro M2 (direction Epalinges, Croisette) and stop at Lausanne-Flon, then take the Metro M1 that will take you to the EPFL stop. The Rolex Learning Center is at approx. 10 min walking distance.
From the Renens train station to the EPFL: (approx. 17min)
You can directly take the Metro M1 which starts in the train station, located next to Track 1, and will take you to the EPFL Stop. As Renens is the terminus of the metro, you needn’t worry about which direction to take it in.
On the motorway, follow direction “Lausanne-Sud”, exit “EPFL”. Parking places (paying) for visitors are available under l’Esplanade, and along the Avenue Piccard. Car parks indicated by the green “P” symbol are reserved for holders of a special card.
Lausanne is a medium sized city, it is the Olympic capital and is host to a high concentration of multinationals, corporate and federation headquarters.
To support these institutions, the city offers a wide range of attractive accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Lausanne Transport Card
The Lausanne Transport Card gives each guest staying in Lausanne the possibility to use the city public transportation (bus, train, metro) for the duration of their stay. This card is personal and is offered to each visitor from the accommodation supplier during the check-in in the hotel.
Ask your personal Lausanne Transport Card (LTC) at check-in.