From Geneva Airport or Geneva City, the easiest and fastest way to reach EPFL is to take a train to Lausanne or to Renens (station right before Lausanne). Schedules, prices and general information can be viewed on the Swiss railways website CFF.
Once in Lausanne or Renens, you will have to take the Metro. Useful information about the local transportation system can be consulted on the Transports Lausannois (TL) website.
Metro M1 line to get to EPFL Station from Renens or Lausanne
Arrival at Lausanne Train Station
Exit the train station.
Take the M2 Metro, which is located just accross the street, in front of the train station. Go direction “Croisette” for one stop. Get off at “Lausanne-Flon” station.
Metro tickets (M1 & M2): at the ticket machine, choose “Grand Lausanne zones 11 and 12” – validity 1h: Fr. 3.60 (find more info here).
Find the M1 Metro by climbing the stairs once you get off.
Exit the metro at “EPFL” station.
- Walk direction “L’Esplanade”, turn right. The entry of the building will be in front of you (see map above).
Arrival at Renens Train Station
Take the M1 Metro direction “Lausanne-Flon”. The M1 Metro station is located in the train station of Renens (Renens-Gare).
- M1 ticket: at the ticket machine, choose “Grand Lausanne zones 11 and 12” – validity 1h: Fr. 3.60 (find more info here).
- Exit the Metro at “EPFL” station.
- Walk direction “L’Esplanade”, turn right. The entry of the building will be in front of you.
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How to reach EPFL by car
By car, on the motorway, follow direction “Lausanne-Sud”, exit at “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. You will find all parking locations here.
Please visit the following website to get more detailed information: http://information.epfl.ch/access