Plane, train or car

Arriving by plane and train

To reach Epalinges and our Research Center from Geneva airport (the closest airport):

Take the train from the airport to Lausanne. A one-way second class ticket costs approximately 30 CHF and the journey takes around 45 minutes. For more information on the Swiss railway system:

Once you get to Lausanne train station the best way to reach us is by the Metro: M2 - found just across the road from the train station, which will bring you directly to our Research Center. You will require to choose a " Grand Lausanne " ticket from the ticket machines. Take the M2, direction " Croisettes" and get off at Croisettes which is the last stop. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. Upon exiting the M2 the research buildings of the Centre Laboratoires Epalinges (CLE ) are found on your right. Go to the reception desk found at the entry of the CLE (Indicated as building B on the map) to announce your arrival.


Arriving by car

We would encourage you to take public transport to reach us as described above. On-site visitor parking is very limited and costs 5 CHF per hour for a maximum of 3 hours. You may alternatively park at the Lausanne-Vennes parking which is located at a 5-10 minute walk from the Department of Biochemistry (

If coming by car from Geneva,  follow direction "Lausanne -Nord- Simplon - Gd St Bernard". Exit the highway at "Lausanne-Vennes, hôpitaux". You then turn to the left and go straight ahead. At the 2nd set of traffic lights,  turn right, direction "Epalinges Centre" and immediately turn right again and you will be at the research center. If coming by car from Vevey, exit the highway at "Lausanne-Vennes, hôpitaux". and stay in the right lane, then turn right at the traffic lights direction "Epalinges Centre" and immediately turn right again and you will be at the research center.

Chemin des Boveresses 155 - CP 51 - CH-1066 Epalinges
Tel. +41 21 692 5700
Fax +41 21 692 5705