Hotel and City Information

Welcome to the Olympic CapitalLausanne

"In 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin chose Lausanne, where...'the Olympic spirit will find an independent and proud atmosphere where reigns the pledge of freedom that it needs to progress' establish the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee."

Lausanne is situated on the shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in the Canton of Vaud bordering France with a stunning view of the Alps. The city is 35 minutes by train from Geneva and 20 minutes from Montreux which is nestled at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.


Hotel room reservations are held at a special rate for a limited number of participants at Hotel Aulac until July 17th and until July 10th at the Hotel Mövenpick (both within walking distance of the Olympic Museum) and at Hotel IBIS (15 minutes from the Olympic Museum). Rooms may be reserved at the mention of attending the meeting.

Hotel Mövenpick
Double room: 235 CHF/room/day
Use this form for preferential prices.

Hotel Aulac
Single room: 145 CHF/room/day
Double room: 190 CHF/room/day

Hotel IBIS 
Single room: 140-145 CHF/room/day
Double room: 150-155 CHF/room/day

Other Hotels
Several options are available throughout the city.
*** in Ouchy: Hotel du Port
*** near a metro: Hotel du Raisin
**  near a metro: Hotel de l'Ours
By the train station: Lausanne guest house

**** near Ouchy: Carlton Boutique Hotel
**** near a metro: Hotel de la Paix


In the city
Typically hotels provide a complementary public transport card for the duration of ones stay in Lausanne which covers bus, metro, and boat transportation within zones 11 and 12 in the Lausanne area. Tickets are valid one hour and cover the area of Lausanne (zones 11 and 12). Full price: 3,70 CHF. There are a number of local taxi services and Uber is also available.

From the airport
The closest airport is
Geneva airport, a 50-minute trainride to Lausanne. Tickets can be bought at machines or counters at the Geneva airport station when exiting the terminals. Other airports include Zürich or Basel-Mulhouse airport, both 2h30 away by train from Lausanne. The SBB website remains updated with times and platfrom information of train departures (every 30 minutes from 5am until 00h21). Tickets: Full price: 28 CHF; Half price (1/2 abonnement necessary): 14 CHF.

Lausanne train station to Hotel MövenpickTake the M2 metro from Lausanne-Gare (direction Ouchy-Olympique) to the final stop Ouchy-Olympique (circled in red). From there, the Hotel Mövenpick (circled in maroon) is within walking distnce.

Lausanne train station to Hotel IBISTake Bus 3 (direction Bellevaux) or Bus 21 (direction Blécherette) until St-Roch. Hotel IBIS will be 50m down the road.

Hotel IBIS to OuchyTake Bus 21 (direction Lausanne Gare) until Lausanne Gare or walk until an M2 metro station (Flon or Riponne) and take the M2 metro (direction Ouchy-Olympique) until the final stop Ouchy-Olympique (circled in red).

Ouchy to the Olympic Museum: The Olympic Museum (circled in blue) is within walking distance of the Ouchy metro stop (circled in red).


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