Travel information

Maps and directions

By plane and by train

Genève-Cointrin is the nearest airport (40-60 minutes). The train from Zürich airport takes approximately 2h30 min to Lausanne.

From these airports, you can take a train to Lausanne and then take the Lausanne metro to EPFL (two steps):

‘Gare CFF’ to ‘Gare du Flon’ with Line M2, direction Croisettes
‘Gare du Flon’ to ‘EPFL’ with Line M1, direction Renens
By public transportation (metro, M1)
Line M1 of the TL (Transports lausannois) takes you from the centre of Lausanne (Flon) or from Renens station to the EPFL.
Bus lines TL (Public Transports of Lausanne area) and MBC (Transport Region Morges) run in western Lausanne:

MBC bus 701 (Echichens, Morges, Préverenges, EPFL, Bourdonnette-Lausanne)
MBC bus 705 (Lonay , Prévrenges, Denges, Echandens, Ecublens, EPFL)
TL bus 31 (Renens-Gare, EPFL-UNIL, Saint-Sulpice, Venoges)
Tip: Take the Express Network Vaudois (trains) or SBB long-distance trains to Renens (VD), and then TL-M1 line in Renens station.

Timetables of public transportation around Lausanne m1, m2, …
Timetables of public transportation around Morges

By car

By car, on the motorway, follow direction “Lausanne-Sud”, exit “EPFL””.

Deliveries: there is an information office situated on level 0 in office BS 0 45.

Car parks: 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.

Dynamic map of area
Parking locations

On foot

Once on the campus, please use our “orientation tool” to locate a building, place or person on the site. You can also find information concerning the route to take to get from one place to another.