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By train

Louvain-la-Neuve is easily accessible by train and its train station is located in the city center.

If you are travelling to Louvain-la-Neuve by train, be sure to ask for a ticket to Louvain-la-Neuve Université and NOT to Louvain (or Leuven in Dutch), which is a different city, and to get on the train to Ottignies.

From any Belgian station, take the train towards Ottignies, a station situated on the Brussels-Namur line. Get off at Ottignies station and change trains to continue to Louvain-la-Neuve Université. Some trains go straight from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve but they take more time.

Timetables are available on the SNCB website or by phone (+32 2 528 28 28).

Walking from the station

  • Leave the platform of the Louvain-la-Neuve Université station by staircases under the covered passage
  • Take on the left and follow the « rue des Wallons » street for 500 m (direction Auditoires Croix du Sud)
  • Having left the Sciences square (wooden ground), set to the right after the Salmigondis building
  • Cross the parking  11
  • When in the middle of the Croix du Sud square, follow the covered passage in the direction of the parking 20,
  • Enter the Kellner Building
  • Team Marine Biology (BMAR ; Pr Jérome Mallefet) : Building Kellner, Floor D-1
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By car

GPS coordinates of the P20 parking (intersection of the Street Adolphe Quételet and the Avenue Théodore Schwann) : 50°39'54.9"N 4°37'13.1"E

Watch to ask beforehand for an UCL parking sticker with the secretariat.

From Brussels

  • Take the E411 motorway towards Namur-Luxembourg
  • Take exit 8a marked Louvain-la-Neuve
  • In the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit (direction Gembloux)
  • Go out before the traffic circle, direction Biéreau (Avenue Baudouin 1st)
  • Take the 2nd to the right (Avenue du Jardin botanique)
  • Take the 1st to the right (Avenue Théodore Schwann)
  • Park your vehicle in the parking 20

From Namur

  • Take the E411 motorway towards Brussels
  • Take exit 9 marked Corroy-le-Grand/Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Set to the left
  • In the traffic circle, set to the right to lead you on N4
  • In the traffic circle, set to the left, direction Biéreau (Avenue Baudouin 1st)
  • Take the 2nd to the right (Avenue du Jardin botanique)
  • Take the 1st to the right (Avenue Théodore Schwann)
  • Park your vehicle in the parking 20 or in the neighbourhood

Walking from the P20 parking,

  • Walk down to the Mendel building (facing the P20)
  • Enter the Kellner Building
  • Team Marine Biology (BMAR ; Pr Jérome Mallefet) : Building Kellner, Floor D-1

By bus

Buses from TEC serve Louvain-la-Neuve from Ottignies, Wavre and some other neighbouring cities (line 20). Timetables are available via TEC website.

Walking from the bus stop Gare d’autobus

  • Go to the city center (place des Doyens, Théâtre Jean Vilar, rue du Sablon, Grand-Rue)
  • Arrived at the « place de l’Université », turn right and follow the street « rue des Wallons » for 500 m (direction Auditoires Croix du Sud)
  • Having left the Sciences square (wooden ground), set to the right after the Salmigondis building
  • Cross the parking  11
  • When in the middle of the Croix du Sud square, follow the covered passage in the direction of the parking 20,
  • Enter the Kellner Building
  • Team Marine Biology (BMAR ; Pr Jérome Mallefet) : Building Kellner, Floor D-1

By plane

From Brussels National Airport (Zaventem)

Brussels National Airport is linked to Brussels by a train service. Ask for a ticket to Louvain-la-Neuve Université and get off at the station Brussels North. Take the Brussels-Namur line, get off at Ottignies and change to a train to Louvain-la-Neuve.

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Gosselies)

At the airport, go to the Ryanair desk and ask for a combined bus/train ticket to Louvain-la-Neuve. Take the bus to Charleroi-South station, from where you can continue by train to Louvain-la-Neuve Université station.

Walking from the station

  • Leave the platform of the Louvain-la-Neuve Université station by staircases under the covered passage
  • Take on the left and follow the « rue des Wallons » street for 500 m (direction Auditoires Croix du Sud)
  • Having left the Sciences square (wooden ground), set to the right after the Salmigondis building
  • Cross the parking  11
  • When in the middle of the Croix du Sud square, follow the covered passage in the direction of the parking 20,
  • Enter the Kellner Building
  • Team Marine Biology (BMAR ; Pr Jérome Mallefet) : Building Kellner, Floor D-1