Download the public transport timetables and fares (in French):
Good to know
- Most regions in west Switzerland will have a rail or coach service.
- Nyon's six district buses and the NStCM train even offer free of charge service!
- Special night trains during the night in direction of Lausanne, Geneva, Montreux and Fribourg
- TL and TPG buses will be covering the cities of Lausanne and Geneva on arrival of the special night trains.
- Six TCS-organized coach lines serve the French speaking part of Switzerland.
- A boat ships back to Yvoire.
If you are near the Festival, biking or walking are probably your best bets.
The Route de St-Cergue, linking the Festival to the center and train station of Nyon, has street lighting the whole way (in blue on the map above). You’ll only need 30 minutes by foot (maybe a bit more on your way back, hum).
Ecological and practical, the bike is really one of the best ways of getting to and from the Festival.
A specially sign-posted and secured cycle route will be available between Nyon/Prangins and the Festival (in dark green on the map above). From other neighbouring locations, we recommend to take the routes indicated in light green on the map.
Dedicated parking zones are available for bicycles:
- Near the Festival main entrance
- in the Parc Chevalin, near the Asse train halt
It is also possible to get to the Festival by motorcycle or by scooter.
Three parking zones have been designated for motorbikes:
- coming from Geneva: at the Parc Chevalin
- coming from Lausanne: follow "Festival", through Vich and Coinsins
- coming from Nyon: on the route de St-Cergue, under the motorway bridge route
Please Note! Parking two-wheelers outside these designated parking areas may disrupt traffic flow or cause obstructions. Badly parked two-wheelers run the risk of being towed away at their owners' expense, just like cars!
Getting to the Festival
In order to guarantee the flow of traffic, please follow the special road signs and any instructions issued by traffic wardens..
- For people coming from Lausanne, it is recommended to get off the motorway at the Gland junction (junction 12). The Nyon junction is too often saturated.
- For people coming from Geneva it is recommended to get off the motorway at the Nyon junction (junction 11).
Leaving the Festival
At the end of the last concert on the Grande Scène, many people leave the festival site at once, sometimes creating a long wait in the car parks. One solution to avoid this: don’t leave the festival immediately and enjoy the concerts that are still on, or take advantage of the (syrup) bars still open.
Free parking areas for are provided for you. They are situated close to the Festival site. These car parks may be subject to closure in the event of heavy rain. Replacement parking will be provided in the town of Nyon and in surrounding areas and a special shuttle bus service will operate to and from the Festival site.
Please note: any vehicle parked outside the designated areas will be removed at the owner's expense. Tents and caravans are not tolerated in the car parks.
Parking in the town of Nyon
To those people who prefer parking their cars in the town centre, Paléo recommends the Perdtemps open-air car park (free of charge from 18:30 from Monday to Friday, from 17:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday) or the railway station car park (parking de la Gare, CHF 1.-/h from 17:00 to 7:00, max CHF 5.-). From there, you can reach Paléo Festival free of charge by the Nyon-St-Cergue train.
Six parking spaces situated at the chemin de la Vuarpillière 1 will be equipped with charging terminals for electric cars and made available free of charge to festivalgoers. A dedicated sticker will be needed in order to access this facility. More information
We recommend that you use public transport or carsharing. It is not too late to save the planet!