Traveling information

Lausanne has no commercial airport but is easily accessible by direct trains from the two main international airports in Switzerland:

  • From Geneva Airport (GVA), 6 trains per hour, approx. 50’ ride, price : 27 CHF
  • From Zurich Flughafen (ZHR), 2 direct trains per hour, approx. 2h30 ride, price : 78 CHF

Lausanne can also be reached by train from Paris (approx. 4 hours) or Milano (approx. 4 hours), but due to Covid travelling restrictions note that some connections may be suspended.

All train and bus timetables can be consulted on the sbb website. On this website you can purchase your train and bus ticket.



Lausanne has more than 100 hotels. To get detailed information please refer to the registration platform.

Program Booklet

The program booklet can be downloaded here.


Pre-Conference Venue

The workshops (Sept 5-8) will be held on the campus EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), which is located in the south-west part of the city. The campus is easily reachable by train (Metro M1) from the city center within 16’. The fare is included in the free public transportation you will receive from the hotels.

Routes to the BC building @ EPFL

From Lausanne Flon:

  • Metro M1 (for Renens Gare), stop at Ecublens VD, EPFL (13 min)
  • Walk to BC Building (7 min)

From Lausanne Gare:

  • Metro M2 (for Lausanne Sallaz, Epalinges, Croisette) stop at Lausanne Flon (3 min)
  • Metro M1 (for Renens Gare), stop at Ecublens VD, EPFL (13 min)
  • Walk to BC Building (7 min)

or alternatively:

  • Train SBB/CFF to Renens Gare (7 min)
  • Metro M1 (for Lausanne Flon), stop at Ecublens VD, EPFL (6 min)
  • Walk to BC Building (7 min)

Main Conference Venue

The main conference will be held at Beaulieu Lausanne Convention Center, which is ideally situated in the heart of Lausanne. It is a vast events complex located at the heart of French-speaking Switzerland and offering a rich array of services. It is in walking distance from the center and easily accessible by public transportation (Bus #2,21). Its 19 modular rooms and its large halls associated with the largest theater in Switzerland can accommodate up to 5,400 persons, who also enjoy the use of 12,000 square meter of gardens.

Routes to the Beaulieu Convention Center

From Place Riponne:

  • Bus #2 (for Lausanne Désert), leaving from Rue Neuve, stop at Beaulieu (5 min)
  • Walk to convention center (2 min)

From Lausanne-Gare (train station):

  • Bus #21 (for Lausanne Blécherette), stop at Beaulieu (a!er Beaulieu-Jomini, 12 min)
  • Walk to convention center (2 min)

or alternatively:

  • Bus #3 (for Lausanne Bellevaux), stop at Beaulieu-Jomini (11 min)
  • Walk to convention center (5 min)
  • Walk from the city (Place Riponne): 15–20 minutes

Reception and Gala dinner

The reception and gala dinner will take place on Wednesday September 8 at the Musée Olympique (Olympic Museum). Since 1893, Lausanne hosts the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and for its hundred’s anniversary the IOC founded its unique official museum on the banks of Lake Geneva. On three floors, the exhibition presents the origin of the games, the competitions and the athletic spirit through over 150 screens and 1500 objects: The Olympic torches and medals of all The Olympic games, as well as the equipment of the most famous athletes. With its temporary exhibitions, grounds decorated with works of art and a panoramic restaurant with a view over Lake Geneva and the Alps, this is a must-see attraction in Lausanne.

Routes to the Olympic Museum

Recommended from Beaulieu via Place Riponne (reachable from Beaulieu by bus #2):

  • Bus #2 (for Lausanne, Maladière-Lac), stop at Rue Neuve (5 min)
  • Metro M2, at Place Riponne, to terminus Ouchy Olympique (8 min)
  • Walk to Olympic Museum (10 min)

or via Lausanne Gare:

  • Bus #21 to terminus Lausanne Gare (11 min)
  • Metro M2 to terminus Ouchy Olympique (6 min)
  • Walk to Olympic Museum (10 min)

Alternatively, for people with reduced mobility, from Place Riponne:

  • Bus #8 (for Paudex, Verrière), stop at Musée Olympique (12 minutes)
  • Walk to Olympic Museum (2 min)

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