Frequently Asked Questions

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When will the conference take place ?

The conference will take place from the 31st of August until the 2nd of September 2022.

Where will the conference take place ?

The conference will take place in the Rolex Center Auditorium on August 31 and in SG1 room on September 1 and 2. Both located on the EPFL campus.

Accommodation

Recommended options for accommodation include the Starling Hotel and the Swisstech Hotel for the proximity to the conference venue.

The Starling Hotel

You can directly register at the Starling hotel using the link below.

Swisstech Hotel

To register to the Swisstech Hotel you need to send an email to: sth@epfl.ch.

To facilitate the registration please put “LATSIS2022 STH Registration” as object of your email and include:

• First name and last name

• Dates of your registration

• Number of people

• Include or not the breakfast

• Code: LATSIS2022

All train timetables are available here:

Arriving by plane

From Geneve airport (Cointrin) to Lausanne

The journey to Lausanne takes about 45 minutes. There are 3 departures per hour. Most connections are direct from the “Geneve aéroport” bus station to Lausanne.

You will find the timetables at the above address.

From Zurich airport (Kloten) to Lausanne

The journey to Lausanne takes about 2½ hours. There are 2 departures per hour. Some trains have a connection in Bern or  Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich HB). Follow the link above and type as your departure location: “Zürich Flughafen”.

From Bâle airport (EuroAirport) to Lausanne

There isn’t any train station at the airport. You’ll have to take a shuttle to the central railway station (Basel SBB) which takes about 20 minutes. The journey to Lausanne takes about 2½ hours. There are 2 departures per hour. There will be a connection weather in Berne or Bienne. Follow the link above and type your departure location: “Basel Airport”.

Arriving by train

From Paris to Lausanne

4 TGV per day connect Paris-Gare de Lyon to Lausanne. The journey is direct and takes about 4 hours.

From Lyon to Lausanne

The journey from Lyon-Part-Dieu” to Lausanne takes 2½ heures. There is a train every 2 hours. Please note that there is a connection in Genève.

From Milan to Lausanne

From Milan central train station, the journey takes 4 hours (3 hours with the cisalpin). There is a departure every 2 hours. Usually there is no connection.

Getting to the conference

Due to severely restricted parking availabilities on EPFL grounds, we strongly recommend using taxi or public transportation to get there. You can reach EPFL using metro line M1 from Lausanne or Renens, bus lines 701 from Morges and 31 from Ecublens/Renens/Prilly.

If driving is the only option, you can purchase parking tickets for the visitor parking (white places) at the parking meters (2 CHF per hour from 7am to 5pm).

Public transportation

Please buy a ticket for the needed number of zones (between 3 and 4CHF)

From Lausanne (20 to 30 minutes)

From Lausanne, take the M2 from the CFF train station (next to the Mc Donald). Go down at the Flon stop and take the M1 in direction of Renens and go down at the EPFL stop. Then walk across the EPFL campus to the SG building.

From Renens (20mn)

Take the bus n°31 in direction of “Venoge Sud” go down at the stop “Paqueret”, don’t forget to press the red button in the bus to ask the bus to stop. Then walk to the SV building.

Or take the metro m1 in direction of Lausanne Flon, go down at the EPFL stop. Then walk across the EPFL to the SG building.

By Uber

There are Uber drivers in Lausanne. Please download the app on your phone to book a ride.

By taxi

Find below the link to the website of Lausanne taxis.

Meals

EPFL Campus offers a variety of restaurants open to the public.

Will I be able to connect to the internet ?

Wireless internet access will be granted to the symposium participants:

freeWifi-Epfl

    Username: TBD

    Password: TBD