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Transports

A leading light of sustainable development, the city can be explored on foot, by bike or by public transport (bus and metro). The latter are free to visitors, thanks to the Transport Card provided by hotels. The Regional Pass and the Swiss Pass make it easy to plan excursions departing from Lausanne.

Metro + bus + train

A bus or underground journey starts even before you get on board. To travel smart means you think of all the necessary aspects so that you can safely reach your destination relaxed.

Map of the public transport network

Tips to travel smart

Good to know

 

By car

Three types of parking zones:

  • White (with parking disc): variable authorized duration – please refer to road signs nearby.
  • Blue (with parking disc): 90 minutes max. Spaces with individual or collective parking meter
  • Compulsory parking disc distributed at police stations with route maps.
 

Speed limits

  • In towns: 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph)
  • Outside towns: 70-80 km/h (43-56 mph)
  • Motorways: 120 km/h (75 mph)
 

Tax disc

To use the motorways, you must have a purpose-designed tax disc “vignette”, which replaces tolls. This tax disc, available for CHF 40.– from any service station, is valid throughout the current year.

 

Seat belts

Seat belts are compulsory in front and rear seats.

Road travel information

ACS (Automobile Club de Suisse)

Avenue de Rumine 9
1005 Lausanne
+41 21 331 27 22
www.acs.ch
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TCS (Touring Club Suisse)

Avenue de la Gare 44
1003 Lausanne
+41 21 312 78 05
www.tcs.ch
sectionvd@tcs.ch
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Car rental agencies

CAB Limousines

Ch. des Hirondelles 4
1162 Saint-Prex
+41 79 412 27 76
www.cab-limo.com
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Autolocation

En Budron D5
1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne
+41 21 653 94 53
www.autolocation.ch
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Avis

Avenue de la Gare 50
1003 Lausanne
+41 21 626 81 11
www.avis.ch
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Enzolocation

Rue du Maupas 18
1004 Lausanne
+41 842 45 45 45
www.enzolocation.ch
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Hertz Sàrl

Place du Tunnel 17
1005 Lausanne
+41 21 312 53 11
www.hertz.com
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Loco-car

Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 30
1003 Lausanne
+41 21 320 30 80
www.lococar.ch
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Sixt rent-a-car

Chemin de Mornex 34
1003 Lausanne
+41 21 634 29 27
www.sixt.ch
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Europcar

Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 2
1003 Lausanne
+41 21 319 90 40
www.europcar.ch
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