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metro from Lausanne to Echallens

Hi, anyone live in Echallens, doesn't the metro go there, google maps won't direct it!
How long into Lausanne, and to EPFL with piblic transport, it seems to be about half hour drive??
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Re: metro from Lausanne to Echallens

The metro doesn't go all the way to Echallens.

You take the regional train to Flon (about 30 min) and from there the metro to the EPFL.

Check sbb.ch and t-l.ch for timetables.
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Re: metro from Lausanne to Echallens

According to sbb.ch it's 30 minutes to Flon (city centre), and 60 minutes to EPFL including the changes of trains.
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Re: metro from Lausanne to Echallens

The regional service is called the LEB (Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher) and runs twice an hour (should at some point come down to every quarter of an hour). Their website is www.leb.ch. It's a 30 minute ride to Flon (the end station that has connections to most forms of transport in the area) and then 10-15 minutes to the EPFL with the M1 light rail service. The M1 runs at least 6 times per hour. Take note, these are VERY crowded transport services during rush hours because the M1 serves not only the EPFL but also the neighbouring university (UNIL), and a lot of people commute with the LEB.
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Re: metro from Lausanne to Echallens

Thanks for the detailed info, that sounds like you speak from personal experience of crowded rush hour!!
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