The nearest international airport is Geneva (GVA). It takes ca. 45-55 minutes to reach Lausanne by train.
Further airports within reach are Zürich (ZRH)(ca. 2h30 by train), Basel (EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, BSL, MLH, EAP)(ca. 2h30-2h45) and the regional airport in Bern (BRN)(ca. 2h).
The train schedule and tickets are available at www.sbb.ch/en (change language at the bottom). General tickets are valid for any train on a given route. Supersaver tickets are only valid for the specific train you booked.
From Geneva airport a one-way 2nd class ticket to Lausanne costs 28 CHF. If you stop in Geneva, there is a free ticket from the airport to the city.
From Zürich aiport a one-way 2nd class ticket to Lausanne costs 79 CHF. From Basel airport it is 70.40 CHF, from Bern airport it is 43.60 CHF.
Beyond touristic routes on Lake Geneva, there are regular direct connections between Lausanne and Evian (ca. 35 min.) as well as Thonon (ca. 45-50 min.) in France: www.cgn.ch.
The nearest highway exit to the conference venue is on the small highway segment going to Lausanne centre called A1a, exit 2 “Lausanne-Malley”. Continuing on that segment leads you to the city centre. Note that depending on your hotel’s location, it may be more advantageous to use other exits from highway A9 north of town.
For easiness and for ecological reasons we encourage you come by public transportation.
Public transportation in Lausanne
Detailed information on local transportation: www.t-l.ch. The local transportation schedule is also included in the train schedule (see above).
If you stay in a hotel, ask whether your stay includes a free local transportation card.
At the address map.search.ch you will find a general maps and very useful information in an interactive way (see under “points of interest”).