Visitors information

INFORMATION FOR VISTORS

Getting to Lausanne, Hotels, and Mathematics Department @ EPFL

 

Getting to the EPFL Mathematics Department from Geneva by car

Take the A1 motorway with direction Lausanne. Take the “Université / EPFL” exit. Continue onto “Route Cantonale” (about 1 km). Turn right to take “Avenue Forel” (130 m). Turn left onto “Route des Noyerettes” (260 m). Turn right onto “Avenue Piccard” (170 m).

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Visitor Parking

You may park at the “Esplanade” underground parking. To get therre, instead of turning right onto avenue Picard, keep going straight on Route des Noyerettes until you reach a large roundabout. Take the roundabout and follow the signs to visitor parking (1st exit of the roundabout). Please keep the ticket issued by the ticket-machine and put it behind the windshield of your car.

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Getting to Lausanne from Geneva Airport

One you have cleared customs, turn left and follow the signs to the Airport’s railway station. Tickets to Lausanne can be bought at the guichet on the right hand side as you enter the station through a revolving door. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online here

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Getting to Hotel Alpha Palmiers from Lausanne’s Train Station

Once you arrive at the station, follow the exit signs toward the city. Exit to “Avenue de la Gare”. You will see a McDonald’s restaurant exactely opposite the main building of the station. Cross the road toward the McDonald’s and then climb the uphill road (“Rue du Petit Chêne”) that is left of the McDonald’s for about 50 meters. You will see Hotel Alpha on your left hand side (Rue du Petit Chêne 34, 1003 Lausanne). Google Map.

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Getting to the Hotel Elite from Lausanne’s Train Station

Once you arrive at the station, follow the exit signs toward the city. Exit to “Avenue de la Gare”. You will see a McDonald’s restaurant exactely opposite the main building of the station. Cross the road toward the McDonald’s and then climb the uphill road (“Rue du Petit Chêne”) that is left of the McDonald’s for about 50 meters. The turn right onto Avenue Sainte-Luce (it is a small street, not really an avenue !).You will see Hotel Elite on your left hand side (Avenue Sainte-Luce 1, 1003 Lausanne). Google Map.

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Getting to EPFL from Hotel Alpha Palmiers / Hotel Elite (Rue du Petit Chêne)

Head up Rue du Petit Chêne until you reach Place St. François. Cross Rue du Grand Chêne and then go slightly left onto Rue du Grand Pont. After about 15 meters you will find stairs on your left leading down to the metro station. Take line M1 (direction “Renens”). If your hotel did not give you a transportation pass, you can buy your metro ticket from the automatic vending machines situated in the metro station (select a zone 11+12 full price ticket). Get off at the “EPFL” stop. Map.

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Getting to EPFL from Lausanne’s Train Station (Lausanne Gare CFF)

From the main train station in Lausanne, follow the signs to the Metro station (the entrance to the metro station is right next to the McDonald’s across the street the train station). If your hotel did not give you a transportation pass, you can buy your metro ticket from the automatic vending machines situated in the metro station (select a zone 11+12 full price ticket). Take line M2 with direction “Croisettes”. Get off at the “Lausanne Flon” stop (the first stop). At Flon, take  line M1 with direction “Renens”. Get off at the “EPFL” stop.

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Getting to the Mathematics Department from the EPFL Metro Station

Exit the platform to Route de la Sorge. Cross Route de la Sorge and turn left. After about 150 meters, turn right onto Avenue Piccard. After about 100 meters, take the stairs onto the second level. There you will see the entrace to the mathematics department (an orange door with labelled “MA”).