Practical information

Below, you will find general information to plan your trip to Lausanne and organize your stay.

Before the conference

How to get to Lausanne

By plane

Geneva airport is the closest to Lausanne (approx. 45 min). Whether you are arriving from Geneva, Zurich or Basel airports, the best way to reach Lausanne from Switzerland’s airports is by train. You can find all the timetables and prices on the railway company’s website.

By train

Lausanne has good railway connections with several cities in southern and northern Europe. The station is very close to the city center.

By car

You can come to Lausanne by car, but the city center has limited parking options. Check with your hotel whether private parking is available. If not, you’ll find below a list of (quite expensive!) car parks in the city center:
Parking de la Riponne
Parking Alpha-Palmiers
Parking Caroline
Parking Chauderon
Parking Bellefontaine
Parking Mon-Repos
Parking Montbenon

Keep in mind that driving on Swiss highways requires a highway sticker (CHF 40.-, valid from January to December). It can be purchased either at the border or online.

Public transport in the Lausanne area

All the timetables and route maps for bus and metro are available on the Lausanne public transport website.

Hotels in Lausanne provide a personal Lausanne Transport Card. With this card, you can use public transport (bus, train, metro) for free during your stay in the Lausanne area (incl. the University of Lausanne). You can also benefit from discounts and advantages at museums or shops. Take a look at the discounts here.

If you are staying in another type of accommodation, you will need to buy a public transport ticket. For the Lausanne area, including the travel to the University, you need to buy a two-zone 11+12 ticket (CHF 3.70, valid for 1 hour OR CHF 9.30, valid all day).

In Lausanne

Information on hotels, restaurants and the many things to do in (and around) Lausanne can be found on the tourist office website. A detailed map of the city is available here.

Day of the conference

How to reach the conference venue

The conference takes place in the Amphimax building, at the University of Lausanne. 

To reach the Amphimax building, take the M1 metro and get off at UNIL-Sorge.

  • For example, from the city center, take the M1 metro at the Lausanne-Flon station, direction Renens, gare and get off at UNIL-Sorge. It takes approximately 15 minutes. You can find the metro route here

The Amphimax building is located in public transport zone 12, Grand Lausanne. You can use the Lausanne Transport Card provided by your hotel or buy a zone 11+12 ticket.

The Amphimax building is located two minutes’ walk from the UNIL-Sorge stop. Follow this map to reach the conference rooms (4th floor; rooms 414 & 415).

How to connect to the UNIL Wi-Fi

When on UNIL campus, you have two ways to connect to the UNIL Wi-Fi: eduroam (for members of universities that are partners of eduroam) or public-unil (follow these instructions, cf. “visitors” section).