FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

General commuting

No. Our transportation services are available only to members of the EPFL community. That’s because EPFL subsidizes many of them (e.g., Point Vélo and discount vouchers for Mobilis passes).

Public transport

Find all the information about public transport and the different travelcards.

Information is available on this web page.

On the myCamipro form, you can choose between an annual voucher (renewable after 365 days) or up to two monthly vouchers per order (renewable after 60 days).

Once you have completed the form, you will automatically receive an electronic voucher by email that you can use at a TL shop or online (TL is the Lausanne public transport company).

If you are new to EPFL, you will first have to make sure you’ve been given access to the Camipro system. For any access issues, please contact us.

No, the voucher is valid for all Mobilis passes, regardless of where you live.

This subsidy is provided in the form of a voucher. You can request one by email at [email protected]. You will need to provide your home address so that the voucher can be mailed to you.

> For more information on the GA Travelcard, visit this web page

Yes. In July 2022, we reached an agreement with the Geneva public transport company (TPG) to provide subsidies for EPFL employees working at the Biotech campus. For more information, please visit this web page.


Point Vélo sells all kinds of bikes (gravel, electric, new, used, etc.), but it depends on what our supplier stores are buying and selling. You can visit our shop in person to see our current stock. → See our opening hours here.

No. Point Vélo is available only to members of the EPFL community, because EPFL subsidizes the bikes that are sold there. UNIL has its own bike repair shop. If you are looking to purchase a bike, you should contact this shop directly to see if it has any offers on new or used models.

You can drop it off at Point Vélo during its opening hours.

We offer discounts on the purchase of new electric bikes up to 25% off the list price.We’ll publish new offers at the start of the new school year, in fall 2023.

Also note that several municipalities offer subsidies for the purchase of a new electric bike.

Several of our bikes are currently under repair (or have been recently), and those that are available are in high demand. We’re currently working to expand and better manage EPFL’s fleet of cargo bikes. More cargo bikes will be available in the next school year.

Personal motor vehicles

No. Under our new travel policy, we want to limit the use of personal motor vehicles for EPFL-related travel in order to:

  1. Comply with our sustainability strategy
  2. Protect employees in case of an accident (there’s no EPFL insurance coverage for travel by these kinds of vehicles)
  3. Reduce mileage reimbursement costs

We’re also increasing our use of rental cars and encouraging carpooling for commuting to EPFL, especially for destinations that can’t be reached by public transport.

The Swiss federal government and the ETH Board have set ambitious targets for cutting carbon emissions. To help meet these targets, we must considerably reduce EPFL’s commuting-related emissions by 2030. This will entail reducing our use of electrical power significantly and putting our parking facilities to better use.

Yes. Visitors can obtain parking permits on the Parkingpay website or app. You will need to create an account for the visitor, enter the visitor’s license plate number, and activate the permit when the visitor arrives (or purchase a daily permit in advance). Please note that the EPFL zone code is 1000 (not 1015).

Parking for motorcycles and scooters is free. There are covered outdoor parking lots across our Lausanne campus (e.g., at Piccard, Esplanade, Diagonale and the BS building). Underground parking is not available for motorcycles because we need to manage building access on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to dispute a parking ticket, please send an email to the Security and Operations Department at [email protected].