How to reach the LIA using public transport

From all international airports in Switzerland, you can easily reach Lausanne by train. From Geneva, there are at least 3 trains for Lausanne every hour, the journey takes between 44′ and 1h. Trains from Zürich Airport take between 2h40 and 3h10. Find timetables at the Swiss Railway company’s web-site.

A metro station is located just in front of the train station. Take the metro uphill, in the direction called “Centre-Ville”, until the end of the line (just 3′). There, transfer to what is called the TSOL (departures every 10′ on work days). Get off at the stop called EPFL. The journey from the railway station to the EPFL takes approx. 30′.

The LIA is located in the south-west corner of the EPFL site, on the second floor of the building INR.

How to reach the LIA by car

  • From Geneva, approx. 10 kms before Lausanne, you will have the choice between two directions. Take “LAUSANNE SUD”. Then follow the EPFL exit. You are on the “Route du Lac”. There are two ways in for EPFL. Take the second, which is located just before a traffic light, then follow the blue parking icons. Avoid parking on the green places, they are reserved for students and employees.
  • From Bern, you have to take the direction Geneva until you find a sign indicating “LAUSANNE SUD”. Then proceed as above. For further orientation consult the map of Lausanne.