EPFL prohibits all travel to Israel, Palestine and Lebanon.
Meeting peers at international events is an essential element of the research process, giving scientists and engineers an opportunity to share their ideas, build professional networks and boost their visibility.
Therefore, the School works for raising awareness among the EPFL community about carbon impact of air travel, promoting actively the use of trains in Europe, upgrading its videoconferencing systems to reduce intercontinental flights, as well as improving its travel planning services in order to help the community to make more sustainable travel plans, especially with the central travel agency.
Travel policy and climate impact
Our new travel policy aims to reduce our travel-related emissions while also continuing to provide our community with high-quality services.
Business travel makes up more than a third of our total carbon emissions, which is more than the energy consumption-related emissions of the campus.
A three-dimensional exhibition on the climate impact of air travel is currently being held on the place Ada Lovelace. Find out more about our awareness campaign here!
Planning your trip
Kuoni Business Travel (DER Touristik Suisse) is the new EPFL central travel agency which is the only possible booking channel for air travel. Find out the EPFL procedures and services here.
EPFL encourages the use of public transport for business trips. Several offers and services are available for EPFL staff and students who travel within Switzerland or abroad.
Find out more about our offer and conditions for using car-sharing, rental or private vehicles for business or associative purposes.
Others travel-related topics
Find out more about booking accomodation, whether in a hotel, a private home or in an apartment for trips in Switzerland or abroad.
Consult our pages dedicated to security risks including all information about planning your trip and the travel assistance program.
The Expense Management Tool enables all EPFL employees to manage the entire travel accounting process, from travel request to expense reimbursement.