How to reach us and where to stay
Arriving by plane
To reach Epalinges and our Research Center from the Geneva airport, which is the closest airport to us, here are some instructions to follow:
Take the train from the airport to Lausanne. A ticket costs approximately 30 CHF. There is a train about every 20 min. Once you get to the Lausanne train station the best way to reach us is by taxi. However, you can also take the Metro #m2 outside the train station (see below), which will bring you to our Research Center. You should get off at the stop "Croisettes" (terminus of the line), from which you will immediately see the research buildings to your right.
Arriving by train
Take the train to Lausanne station.
At the Lausanne train station you can take the Metro #m2, which will bring you to our Research Center in about 15 minutes. A ticket costs 3.00 CHF and can be purchased at machines located at the metro station. You should get off at the stop "Croisettes" (terminus of the line), from which you will immediately see the research buildings to your right.
Train and Metro schedules
Arriving by car
Coming by car from Geneva, you follow the direction "Lausanne -Nord- Simplon - Gd St Bernard". You exit the highway at "Lausanne-Vennes, hôpitaux".
You then turn to the left and follow the direction Berne, Moudon.
At the 2nd traffic light at the intersection marked "Les Croisettes" you turn right and immediately right again. You will see big, flat buildings of the research center directly in front of you.
Coming by car from Vevey, you exit the highway at "Lausanne-Vennes, hôpitaux".
You then turn on the right and follow the direction Berne, Moudon, and then continue as described above.
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The hotel closest to the Research Center is the Hotel "L'Union". A two minute walk is required. For more information, see