Travel

Maps & Directions to EPFL Campus

EPFL is located in Western Switzerland, close to the city of Lausanne, in the center of Europe, and is easily reachable by international air connections, train or car. The following map of Switzerland shows the location of the EPFL Lausanne campus in Switzerland:

By plane and by train

The closest International Airport to EPFL is Geneva International Aiport (Genève-Cointrin, GVA). It takes 40-60 minutes by public transport to reach EPFL.

Other International Aiports include Zürich International Airport (ZRH) – approximately 2h30 to Lausanne – or Basel, EuroAirport Basel International Airport (BSL) – about 3h by public transport to EPFL.

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

  • ‘Gare CFF’ to ‘Lausanne Flon’ with Line M2, direction Croisettes
  • ‘Lausanne Flon’ to ‘EPFL’ with Line M1, direction Renens

To plan your journey, and find all train and local connections, please visit: https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html 

Train Tickets

Train tickets can be purchased at any train station, or online on the website of the Swiss Federal Railways.

Special offers for international guests include the SwissTravelPass, which allows you to travel by public transport in Switzerland during a chosen period of consecutive days for a flat rate.

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.

By car

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

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.

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.