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We can’t wait to welcome you in Lausanne, the best small city in the world!

Lausanne offers all the attractions of a metropolis, yet on a human scale. It also has a breathtaking natural setting with Lake Geneva, the Alps and the Jura mountains as a backdrop, and the Lavaux UNESCO terraced vineyards close by.


Hotels available at the link below have been selected for the EPUAP 2024 delegates at special rates.

Lausanne, nestled in the heart of Switzerland, enjoys excellent accessibility from various parts of Europe. The city is served by Geneva Airport, offering international connections, and can also be conveniently reached by train or bus from neighboring cities like Geneva, Zurich, and Milan.

By Train

Leeds is the busiest station in the north and a major hub for national rail transport – with direct rail links from across the country.

By Air

Two international airports are located within an hour of the city – Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport:
     Leeds Bradford Airport (explore direct flights from a number of European destinations operated by KLM, or cheaper alternatives Ryan air or Easy jet and local Jet2):
  • Getting by bus from the Leeds Bradford Airport (30 minutes): Flyer Bus
    Manchester airport (busy airport with majority of European national and lowcost airlines)
  • Getting by direct bus from the Manchester Airport to Leeds city center: Book tickets here for the National Express or Megabus buses
  • Getting by direct train from the Manchester Airport to Leeds city center: Book train tickets here

By Bus

Leeds City Bus and Coach Station are conveniently located in the city center with National Express and Megabus operating regular coaches from destinations across the country direct into Leeds.

Conference venue location:

The SwissTech Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in the Lake Geneva region, hosting internationally renowned events. This majestic building stands out for its modernity, its innovative technologies.
Congress venue: SwissTech Convention Center
Address: Quartier Nord EPFL, Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

Getting to the venue

By bus

  • The Royal Armouries Museum is approximately 15 to 20 minutes walk from Leeds bus station (approximately 0.9 kilometres/0.6 miles)
  • Yorkshire Buses Line 29 runs from Woodhouse (University of Leeds) through to Hunslet Shopping Centre, calling at Hyde Park, Leeds City Centre and Leeds Dock – alight here for the Royal Armouries Museum.

By train

  • The museum is approximately a 20 to 25-minute walk from Leeds railway station (approximately 1.3 kilometres/0.8 miles)

By water taxi

  • Leeds Dock water taxis run every 15 minutes from Granary Wharf (just by the new South entrance of Leeds train station)
  • Journeys take approximately 10 minutes and cost £2 per person, children 5 years and under travel free
  • Please note, water levels can affect the running of the water taxis
  • For the latest information please visit the Leeds dock water taxi Facebook page
  • Return journeys to Granary Wharf (Leeds railway station south entrance) run from Leeds Dock until 18:00

Getting around

Leeds is famous for its walkability, and public transport puts so much more within reach. Check out useful maps and resources down below and start planning your visit.

Getting to the venue

By train

SwissTech is easily accessible by train. You can arrive to ether Renens Gare or Lausanne Gare station, which are both well-connected with public transportation. 

By public transport

You can reach the conference venue from the city centre of Lausanne by taking metro M1 from Lausanne-Flon to the direction of Renens Gare

By car

SwissTech is in direct proximity from the highway exit “Lausanne Sud, UNIL-EPFL”. There are plenty of parking spaces available within a short walking distance away from the SwissTech. 

More information available here.