Public transportation

EPFL TL Metro Station At Sunset Time
EPFL tl Metro Station At Sunset Time © Karim Kanoun

The EPFL Climate and Sustainability Strategy aims to reduce commuter-relatedCO2 emissions by more than 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.

With its optimal accessibility by public transport, the School is encouraging its community to use this mode of transport for journeys between home and campus.

Transport lausannois sales point at EPFL

The Lausanne public transport advice and sales point is located at the Maison de la mobilité on the EPFL campus.

Experienced advisers are there to assist you with any enquiries you may have about the network or the purchase of tickets.

  • Information and customer support on the public transport system
  • Regional and national public transport ticket sales (Mobilis travelcard, flexiAbo, half-fare travelcard, junior travelcard, Night GA travelcard, etc.)
  • International public transport ticket sales, including InterRail
  • Sale of Prepay cards and bike passes
  • Processing discount vouchers for Mobilis and national travelcard issued by EPFL

The tl sales point is located in the Maison de la mobilité in the center of the campus.

Monday to Friday : 9.00 – 13.00 / 13.30 – 17.00

TL Contact :

Access and timetables

The EPFL campus is connected by the m1 metro and the tl (1, 31) and MBC (701 and 705) buses. It is located close to Renens, Malley, Lausanne and Morges railway stations.

  • The M1 metro line connects the Lausanne campus to Renens and Lausanne-Flon.
  • The 31 bus crosses the campus in the direction of Renens or Saint Sulpice. Schedules, routes and tickets are available on the tl app or website.
  • The bus line tl 1 connects the campus without changing from the EPFL/Colladon stop to Lausanne station at rush hour, between 6:30 am and 9:30 am and between 3:30 pm and 7 pm.

Schedules, routes and tickets are available on the tl website or the tl App (download on the App store or Google play)

  • Bus route 701 links the campus to the City of Morges and to La Bourdonnette.
  • Route 705 serves the west of Lausanne in the direction of Lonay.

Timetables, routes and tickets are available on the website.

The Renens, Malley, Morges and Lausanne train stations are the closest ones to the Lausanne campus.

Train schedules, routes and tickets can be found on the SBB mobile app or website.

Subsidies and discounts

To encourage the use of public transport for private or professional purposes, a number of discounts are available to staff (including PhDs, interns and trainees).

Depending on where they live, EPFL students can also benefit from reductions on the purchase of public transport season tickets.

Some municipalities (including Lausanne, Epalinges, Ecublens, Chavannes-près-Renens) subsidize public transport passes for students. Please contact your municipality for more information.

The Half-Fare travelcard allows you to travel on the SBB and most other railways, as well as by boat and postbus. It gives access to discounts for urban transport, as well as additional services and other attractive discounts.

EPFL employees working at least half-time under a contract for at least 12 months are entitled to a free half-fare travelcard from the Swiss Railway Company (SBB). → Learn more

The 1st or 2nd class General Abonnement (GA) gives you free travel on most Swiss railways, as well as on many public transport services in Switzerland.

Each staff member (with an EPFL contract and an employment rate of 50% or more for a minimum period of 12 months) is entitled to a 25% discount on the purchase of a second-class Swiss-wide (GA) travelcard or a 15% discount on the purchase for first-class → Learn more

Regional season tickets allow you to make an unlimited number of journeys within the chosen zones during the period of validity.

EPFL employes can apply for a 25% subsidy (in the form of a voucher) on the purchase of a monthly or annual regional travelcard. You can apply for the voucher on myCamipro, under the “Public transport” tab. Vouchers can be used at any corresponding point of sale.

  • EPFL Lausanne campus
    Mobilis (including FlexiAbo travelcards), including zone 12
  • EPFL Neuchâtel
    Onde Verte, including zone 10.
  • EPFL Valais/Wallis
    Bus Sédunois or CarPostal passes, including Sion (there are no fare zones in Valais)
  • EPFL Geneva
    Unireso/LemanPass, including zone 10.
  • EPFL Fribourg
    Frimobil, including zone 10.

All subsidies granted for the purchase of public transport travelcards are subject to taxation and/or social security contributions, with the exception of half-fare travelcards and general travelcards granted for more than 60 days of business travel. The total amount of the subsidies is recorded monthly on the payslip under the heading “Public transport travelcard subsidy”.


For advice or direct sales of public transport tickets in Switzerland or abroad :

For any questions relating to EPFL subsidies :

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