Transport & Access


If you're within the neighbourhood of La Cité, it means you're in the Festival. Want to come by foot? It's quite easy: just head towards Lausanne Cathedral and you'll find yourself at the heart of it all.


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From Lausanne railway station: Take the M2 towards Croisettes. Get off at Riponne-Maurice Béjart or Bessières. Metro approx. every 6 minutes. Walking from the train station takes about 20 minutes.

From St-François: bus 6 towards Sallaz, stop at Bessières. Approx. every 10 minutes.
From Lausanne-Flon: bus 22 towards Clochatte, stop at Bessières. Approx. every 10 minutes.

Night Taxibus
Perimeter of TL zones 11 and 12, i.e. Epalinges-Renens-Lutry-Ecublens-EPFL. Board at St-François, Georgette, Chauderon, Bel-Air, Lausanne railway station.
Every 20 minutes between midnight and 1.20 a.m.
Book your spot by calling 0800 805 805 around 30 minutes before departure. 
There is a supplement of CHF 4 payable to the driver.
More information on Night Taxibus

Pyjama Bus
Travels between Lausanne Flon to more than 80 neighbouring municipalities on Friday and Saturday nights between 1 and 4 a.m.
More information on Pyjama Bus

SBB trains - time of last departure from Lausanne:

Sunday - Thursday
• Yverdon-Neuchâtel-Bienne: 00:15 AM• Vevey-Montreux-Sion: 11:20 PM• Fribourg-Berne: 11:47 PM• Morges-Nyon-Geneva: 00:51 AM

Friday and Saturday:• Yverdon-Neuchâtel-Bienne: 00:15 AM• Vevey-Montreux-Sion: 3:12 AM
• Fribourg-Berne: 1:30 AM
• Morges-Allaman-Nyon-Geneva: all night

For a more detailed schedule, head to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) website: 


Need a taxi for a quick run or to save your breath?
Call Taxi Services 24/7 at 0844 814 814.


Think green! The Festival de la Cité encourages car sharing. Take care of the environment by offering a ride to other festivalgoers.  Visit  for more information.

The underground parking facilities closest to the Festival are:  , Valentin and Rôtillon.

• Parking de la Riponne, Place de la Riponne - 1190 places - open 24/7
• Parking du Valentin, Rue du Valentin 13 - 89 places
• Parking du Rôtillon, Rue Centrale 28 - 180 places