How to get to CECAM Headquarters at EPFL in Lausanne

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EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is located on the west of the city. To come to CECAM from either Lausanne or Renens CFF railway station, the easiest way is to take the Metro M1 and exit at the stop 'UNIL-Sorge'.

How to get to Lausanne from the Geneva/Cointrin International Airport (GVA)

Lausanne is 60km far from the airport. The Geneva CFF Airport railway station has direct access to the airport check-in and arrival levels and there are direct rail links to Lausanne. The single fare is about 27CHF (app. 25€)

Check online the timetable to/from Geneva airport - Lausanne

How to get to EPFL from Lausanne CFF railway station

There is a metro link very close to the Lausanne train station, across the main exit.

  • (i) Take the metro M2 towards Croisettes and then exit at "Lausanne Flon" (the first stop after "Lausanne Gare").
  • (ii) From 'Lausanne Flon', take the metro M1 towards 'Renens CFF' and exit at stop UNIL-Sorge.
Metro M1 : Timetable
Metro M2 : Timetable

How to get to EPFL from Renens CFF railway station

You may choose to stop at Renens CFF station. Form there, take the metro towards 'Lausanne Flon' and exit at stop UNIL-Sorge.
Metro M1 : Timetable

How to get to CECAM from UNIL-Sorge metro station

EPFL schematic map with path to CECAM from metro station


Once you arrive at UNIL-Sorge, cross the street and follow the path indicated on the map: you will arrive straight at the entrance of the CECAM Seminar Zone (2nd floor of the Batochime), where the Workshop/Tutorial will be held.

Welcome to Switzerland

There are many great restaurants in Lausanne from formal to laidback, Italian to Asian. Plenty of places that will cater to your taste and budget:

You can find a good selection of hotel in Lausanne from ** to ***** :

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There are taxies outside the Lausanne train station. Most taxies only take Swiss francs. Count about CHF 20.- to Hotels Aulac, Crystal and Regina and CHF 30.- to the TulipInn (taxies are expensive)

Upon arrival at your hotel they will give you a free public transport pass for the period of your stay, this pass can be used to come to the CECAM and be used on buses and metros M1, M2. Public transport in Lausanne and Switzerland is excellent.

In Switzerland all the shops and many restaurants are closed on Sundays. There is a small coop (supermarket) and a pharmacy open all day at the Lausanne and Geneva train station (again expensive).

Most restaurants are closed on a Sunday night in Lausanne so if you are arriving late check with your hotel if they can cater or advise on an open restaurant near by.

Food shops (Coop and Migros) are open on from ~08h30 to 19h00 -

Loud noise is strongly discouraged between 22:00 (10:00pm) and 07:00am.

As in most large cities, you need to be aware of pick-pockets on the public transport, keep your bags close to you at all times whether on the metro, bus, restaurant or even on the campus.

Cashpoints or ATM are called bancomat in Switzerland.

EPFL / UNIL Campus
The restaurants on the campus only take Swiss Francs (cash) no cards or EUROs. The cafeteria in this building BCH does take EUROs

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