FAQ – Commuting

General commuting

This depends on the mobility service. Some services, provided by external operators, are available to the general public, such as the tl sales point, the PubliBike self-service bicycles or the Mobility car-sharing vehicles. However, services financed or subsidised by the School (e.g. Point Vélo, subsidies for the purchase of a public transport season ticket) are reserved exclusively for the EPFL community.

Public transport

Find all the information you need about public transport and season tickets.

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 season tickets, regardless of where you live. However, the subscription must include the EPFL campus fare zone, i.e. zone 12.

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.

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Depending on what our suppliers buy back and what’s available, all models of bike (gravel, electric, new, second-hand, etc.) are available at Point Vélo. You can drop in directly to the workshop to check current availability (see opening hours).

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.

Point Vélo offers electric bikes for sale at discounts of up to 25% off the catalogue (PDF 6 MB)

New models are offered every six months, depending on supplier availability. You should also check whether your local authority grants subsidies for the purchase of a new bike.

The service is heavily used and it may be that all the cargobikes are unavailable due to other bookings or repairs.

Personal motor vehicles

No, the EPFL does not grant any fleet discount for the purchase of a private car.

The use of private cars for business travel is only allowed in exceptional cases, subject to approval by the Travel Commission, in order to :

  1. Comply with the School’s sustainability policy;
  2. Protect employees in the event of an accident (there is no EPFL insurance cover for travel by private car);
  3. Have better financial control over mileage reimbursements.

At the same time, the range of rental cars and car-sharing services has been increased to ensure that vehicles can still be used, particularly for journeys to destinations that are not served by public transport.

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 motorised two-wheelers is free. There are covered outdoor car parks throughout the campus, as shown on the map below: link. Underground car parks are generally not accessible to motorbikes, as access authorisations to buildings should be managed 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].