VENUE

The 2019 WADA Symposium will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center, located at the heart of the University Campus of the World renowned École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.


SwissTech Convention Center
EPFL- STCC
Station 21
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland


Transportation

Participants flying to Switzerland are recommended to fly into the Geneva Airport and take the train to Lausanne. Travel time from Geneva to Lausanne is about 50 minutes and the cost is CHF 54 for a return ticket in 2nd class and CHF 96 for a return ticket in 1st class (without discount).

Participants can also fly into the Zurich Airport and take the train to Lausanne. Travel time from Zurich to Lausanne is about 150 minutes and the cost is CHF 156 for a return ticket in 2nd class and approximately CHF 274 for a return ticket in 1st class, without discount.

You may consult the Train time schedule and buy your ticket on-line via the CFF website or the CFF App.

On arrival to the Lausanne Train Station (Lausanne Gare) there is a taxi rank located at the main entrance to the Station. Some hotels can also be reached on foot.

Private shuttles from Geneva airport can be organized directly with a private transfer company. One recommendation is Swiss Transports Services.


Lausanne Transport Card

The Lausanne Transport Card gives any guest staying in Lausanne and paying the overnight «taxe de séjour» free and unrestricted access to all public transport services in the city (bus, train, metro). Upon arrival at your hotel, please ask for your free Lausanne Transport Card (LTC).

This card is personal and is offered to each visitor from the accommodation supplier upon check-in at the hotel. It is valid for the duration of the reservation, including on arrival and departure dates.

Furthermore, upon presentation of your Lausanne Transport Card, some partners offer up to 50 % discount.

For more information on the LTC, click here.

 

How to Reach the Symposium Venue (STCC)

Information regarding transportation options from Symposium-designated hotels to the SwissTech Convention Center can be found below.

PARTICIPANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO COME TO THE SYMPOSIUM BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS AS THERE ARE VERY LIMITED CAR SPACES AVAILABLE ON SITE. THE PARKING LOT IS NOT FREE AND IS OFTEN FULL.


Please see below the most convenient options we recommend:

From the lake side (Lausanne-Ouchy):

DepartureArrivalTransport byTransport durationFrequency
Lausanne-OuchyLausanne FlonMetro M28 minutes5 minutes
Lausanne-FlonEcublens – EPFL StationMetro M113 minutes5 minutes
Ecublens – EPFL StationSwissTech Convention Center StationWalking3 minutes

From Lausanne Gare/Station:

DepartureArrivalTransport byTransport durationFrequency
Lausanne-GareLausanne FlonMetro M21 minute3 minutes
Lausanne-FlonEcublens – EPFL StationMetro M113 minutes5 minutes
Ecublens – EPFL StationSwissTech Convention Center StationWalking3 minutes

Metro Time Schedule

Metro Map

The map below shows the bus and metro stops around the Lausanne Train Station (“Lausanne Gare”).