Venue & Travel

PRIME 2019 will be held at EPFL-Lausanne in building CO-Coupole, and will be co-located with the SMACD 2019.

Arrival by plane and then by public transportation

public transportation

Genève-Cointrin is the nearest airport (40-60 minutes). The train from Zürich Airport takes approximately 2h 30 to go to Lausanne. From these airports, you can take a train to Lausanne, then the Lausanne metro to EPFL (two steps):

  • 'Gare CFF' to 'Gare du Flon' with Line M2 direction Croisettes
  • 'Gare du Flon' to 'EPFL' with Line M1 direction Renens

The M1 metro stops right in front of EPFL and takes only 20 minutes (stop at “EPFL”) from Lausanne.

Arrival by public transportation

Line M1 of the TL (Transports lausannois) takes you from the centre of Lausanne (Flon) or from Renens station to the EPFL.

Tip: Take the Express Network Vaudois (trains) or SBB long-distance trains to Renens (VD), and then TL-M1 line in Renens station.

Arrival by car

By car, on the motorway, follow direction "Lausanne-Sud", exit "EPFL"".

Parking places (paying) for visitors are available under l'Esplanade (CO building).and under the RLC Rolex Center.

How to obtain a visa to enter Switzerland?

Depending on your country of origin, you may require a visa in order to enter Switzerland.

Please, follow this link to the Swiss Authorities where you can check if you need a visa to enter Switzerland, and how to apply for it.

Should you need an invitation letter to obtain a visa, please check the according box during the registration process.