Getting to Lausanne
Lausanne is located near several international airports. Traveling to and from Lausanne is therefore particularly easy and convenient. Geneva (GVA) is the closest airport to Lausanne and certainly the most convenient, but you may also opt to fly to Zurich or Basel. There are direct air connections from most European cities to these airports. There are also some direct Transatlantic flights to Geneva and Zurich. (United flies from Washington to Geneva, and Continental flies there out of Newark.) You may also reach Geneva via a European hub such as Paris, Madrid, London, and so forth.
At Geneva International Airport: Follow blue signs “CFF-SBB,” go to the airport train station situated in the terminal itself and take a train to Lausanne. This 5-10 minute walk from the baggage claim. The train trip takes circa 45 minutes. There are usually three trains every hour. Buy your ticket at a vending machine (instructions in English; credit cards accepted; cost: circa $20 (GBP 13) one way). See the SBB railway website for schedule, price and further information.
At Zurich International Airport: Follow the same instruction as for Geneva airport. There are two direct trains every hour to Lausanne. Note, however, that the train journey takes circa 2.5 hours and the ticket costs circa $75 (GBP 47) one way.
Rental cars are available in all international airports from major international companies. Offices are usually open 7 a.m. — 23 p.m. Freeways are marked in green in Switzerland; highways are marked in blue, secondary roads in white. Freeways are free of charge if you rent a car. Most hotels in Lausanne are in the center of the city; follow signs “Lausanne Centre”.
Traveling by train to and from Lausanne:
Train travel in Switzerland and in Europe in General is easy and convenient. There are hourly connections to most places in Switzerland and connections by fast train several times a day to major European cities including Milam, Venice, Paris, or Berlin. See the SBB railway website for schedule, price and further information.
Further air travel from Lausanne:
There are direct flights to most European large and average cities out of Geneva or Zurich. Several .com airline operate out of Swiss airports. Visit in for instance http://www.easyjet.com/ or http://www.flybaboo.com/ for flights to European destinations.
Getting to the University and the conference venue :
Click here to see the UNIL map
From Lausanne railway station:
- metro M2 going to “Croisettes”, change at the station “Lausanne-Flon”
- then metro M1 going to “Renens CFF”
- get off at “UNIL-Dorigny”
From Renens railway station:
- metro M1 going to “Lausanne Flon”
- get off at “UNIL-Dorigny”
- direction “Lausanne-Sud”
- leave at “UNIL-EPFL”
- follow “UNIL”