Location and Travel

Attention! Switzerland has its own standard for power sockets (often referred to as “Type J”). No adapter is needed for two-pole Europlugs, but Schuko and French-style plugs will not fit without an adapter.

Workshop location

Université de Lausanne

Monday June 3, 2019. Building ‘Amphimax’, room 414. Metro (M1) stop ‘UNIL-Sorge’

Tuesday June 4, 2019. Building ‘Geopolis’, room 1628. Metro (M1) stop ‘UNIL-Mouline’

For a detailed map of the University campus, please visit planete.unil.ch.

For more information about how to reach the University, please visit UNIL Regular mobility | Reduced mobility.

 

Internet access

Participants can use the following wifi networks:

A. eduroam

  • if they are members of eduroam partner institutions
  • secured wifi – the data generated is encrypted

B. public-unil

  • SMS self-registration link
  • this access is free and open (the data generated is not encrypted and it can be intercepted by third parties).

 

Travel in Lausanne

The Web site of the Swiss Federal Railways (and their SBB Mobile app, also in English) offers travel information for all public transports in Switzerland, including bus and metro. You can search for connections using street addresses, local transport stops (bus, metro, etc.) and train stations.

You can also visit the Transport Lausanne or download the mobile app (in French only).

GoogleMap has good covering of the Lausanne region and of its public transports.

A schematic map of all possible public transport options is below (please click to enlarge):

Transport Lausanne Map

 

Transport card

You will be receiving a Lausanne Transport Card for the duration of your stay, provided to you by your hotel at check-in. Please be sure to keep this with you at all times when using the metro and bus. It is valid for the greater Lausanne region only.

 

Accommodation and tourism

Information about accomodations and tourism in Lausanne is available here. Some hotels offer reduced rates for participants to UNIL events: a complete list can be found here (when a code is not specified, just inform the reception that you are coming to the University in order to have the reduced rate).

 

Travel to Lausanne

The nearest airport is Geneva Airport (GVA). The airport has its own train station, Genève Aéroport, from which you can take direct trains to Lausanne (around 50 mins; 26 chf).

The Web site of the Swiss Federal Railways (and their SBB Mobile app, also in English) offers travel information for all public transports in Switzerland.

 

Visa

Switzerland is part of the Schengen area.