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How to reach EPFL from Geneva

From Geneva Airport or Geneva City, the easiest and fastest way to reach EPFL is to take a train to Lausanne or to Renens (station right before Lausanne). Schedules, prices and general information can be viewed on the Swiss railways website CFF.

Once in Lausanne or Renens, you will have to take the Metro. Useful information about the local transportation system can be consulted on the Transports Lausannois (TL) website.

Arrival at Lausanne Train Station

  • Exit the train station.
  • Take the M2 Metro, which is located  just accross the street, in front of the train station. Go direction “Croisettes” for one stop. Get off at “Lausanne-Flon” station.
  • Metro tickets (M1 & M2): at the ticket machine, choose “Grand Lausanne zones 11 and 12” – validity 1h: Chf. 3.60 (find more info here).
  • Find the M1 Metro by climbing the stairs once you get off.

Metro entrance

Metro M1 from Lausanne or Renens to EPFL Station

Metro M1

From Metro M1 to RESSLab

  • Walk direction “L’Esplanade”, turn left.
  • Walk up the steps. Turn left, then right, then left.
  • The entry of the building will be in front of you.
  • Once inside the building, go up the steps and then walk strait ahead until you see the name of the RESSLab.