by car

General information if you travel by car

Be aware that in Switzerland the motorways are not free. Even if you drive one time on a Swiss motorway, you have to purchase an annual road tax disc (“vignette”) for 40 CHF. You can find it at any kiosk or gas station.

The best way to prepare your trip is to print your travel plan using the following link (viamichelin), so you’ll have detailed information, updated and accurate maps.

Parking is usually not free and since EPFL is expanding, more car parking areas will become available.

However, today, two big underground car parking areas (paying) for visitors – one under the Rolex Center (RLC) and the other under under l’Esplanade are available. A number of park places are also available along the Avenue Piccard with a parking ticket machine (see parking location on campus).