Access-Pratical Information

Access

Located in the heart of Europe and in the south-west of Switzerland, the canton of Vaud is easily accessible by many means of transport.

Located close to Geneva airport, in the heart of a dense network of roads and railways, the canton of Vaud is easily accessible by air, land and even the lakes, which have shipping companies dedicated to tourism and transport.

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Aircraft The canton of Vaud is close to the major airports in Switzerland: Zurich Kloten, Geneva airport, Basel Mulhouse and Bern Belp. Travellers arriving by plane prefer the airport of Geneva, which is located only a few miles from the canton of Vaud. The stations within the airports of Geneva and Zurich bring the canton of Vaud closer to the rest of the world, thanks to a good railway network.

Train Information on Zurich Kloten Train travel is always appreciated by our European guests on a small budget or by fans of this gentle and comfortable means of transport. Lausanne, the capital of the canton, is less than 4 hours from Paris by direct TGV. Other fast trains and sleeping cars connect Lausanne to European capitals such as Rome, Berlin, Vienna and Barcelona.

Car For travellers by car or camping-car, the canton of Vaud is connected to the rest of Switzerland and neighbouring France thanks to well-maintained motorways. As in the rest of the country, all motorway tolls are paid by the purchase of one single toll sticker. Costing CHF 40, it is valid until 31 January of the following year and can be purchased at post offices, service stations and manned customs offices.

Boat Surrounded by the lakes of Geneva and Neuchâtel, the canton of Vaud is also accessible by boat. The CGN-serviced crossings between France (Evian, Thonon-les-Bains, Yvoire) and Switzerland (Lausanne and Nyon) are very popular. To the north of the canton, the shipping company NML connects three lakes (Neuchâtel, Bienne and Murten) and four cantons (Vaud, Neuchâtel, Bern and Fribourg).

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