Address VUB Main Campus

Omgeving VUB Main campus Etterbeek


The VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek is within walking distance of the train station and is also easily accessible by bike, bus, tram and metro. You can reach the centre of Brussels, the capital of Europe, in less than 20 minutes by public transport.

An overview of the different ways to get to the VUB can be found via the directions below and on the multimodal access plan.

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On foot

Consult the campus map to find your way on foot on and around the VUB Main Campus. Walking is also the most practical way to get around in Brussels and the ideal way to explore the city.

By Bike

Brussels is building a network of cycling routes so that cyclists can get around safely. You can use the Brussels route planner to find the fastest or safest cycling route in Brussels. To commute easily from Flanders, you can use the cycle highways.

On the campus map, you will find an overview of bike racks spread across the campus. At Student Information (building D) you find the biggest bike parking. There are several Villo! stations around the campus where you can take a bike with a subscription or ticket and return it to another Villo! station of your choice.

Here you can find more information on cycling to the VUB and in Brussels.

By metro, tram or bus

The campus is well served by metro, trams and buses of MIVB and De Lijn. An overview of the stops around campus can be found on the access plan.

Detailed timetables and route planner

Plan your trip to the VUB with the route planner of MIVB and De Lijn.

Overview of the lines with a stop next to the campus
  Line Trajectory Connections
MIVB Metro 5 Erasmus - Pétillon - Herrmann-Debroux Metro 1 in Merode, metro 2 en 6 in Kunst-Wet en NMBS in Brussel-Centraal
MIVB Tram 7 Vanderkindere - VUB - Heizel Metro 5 in Pétillon en metro 1 in Montgomery
MIVB Tram 25 Boondaal station - VUB - Rogier Metro 5 in Pétillon en metro 1 in Montgomery
MIVB Bus 95 Grote Markt - Etterbeek Station - Wiener Metro 2 en 6 in Troon
MIVB Bus 34 Naamsepoort - Arsenaal - Sint-Anna Metro 2 en 6 in Troon en NMBS in Brussel-Luxemburg
MIVB Bus 71 Delta - Brouckère NMBS in Brussel-Centraal
De Lijn Bus 341 Etterbeek station - Waver  
De Lijn Bus 343 Etterbeek station - Maleizen  
De Lijn Bus 348 Etterbeek station - Terhulpen  
De Lijn Bus 349 Etterbeek station - Ottenburg  

By train

The campus is easily accessible by train. Etterbeek and Delta train stations are within walking distance. From Brussels-Central, in addition to the train to Etterbeek station, you can also take metro line 5 to Pétillon stop or cycle 5km to the campus.

Detailed timetables and route planner

Plan your trip to VUB with the route planner of the NMBS.

By car

Route planner

Plan your route via maps.


Visitors can request access by car to the campus via this link. Enter the campus via entrance 6 on Triomflaan and park in the underground car park under building I.


Suppliers can request access to the campus via this link. Enter the campus via entrance 6 on the Triomflaan and then go straight ahead to the Central Warehouse.

Staff and students

Consult the intranet for more information on access by car for staff and students.


Parking regulations apply on campus: make sure you park your car correctly! As user of our road and parking facilities, you agree that the highway code and parking regulations apply.

Low Emission Zone

Pay attention! The campus is located in the low emission zone (LEZ) of the Brussels Capital Region (BCR). If you come by car, check here whether your vehicle is allowed to drive in the LEZ. Your vehicle doesn’t meet the access criteria for the LEZ? Then you can buy a day pass. Vehicles registered abroad must register for the LEZ unless they are registered in the Netherlands.

By air

From Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is located about 10km from the VUB Main Campus. There are 2 direct trains per hour from Brussels Airport railway station to Etterbeek station next to the VUB Main Campus. This train will take you in 25 minutes to the campus.

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Brussels South Charleroi Airport is located about 50km from Brussels. Shuttle bus connections are operated between the airport and Brussels-Midi railway station. From Brussels-Midi you can take the train to Etterbeek station next to the VUB Main Campus.

Plan your route

Get to know the train schedules with the SNCB routeplanner.

More information can also be found on the websites of Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

An open campus for all

As VUB, we swear by values such as openness and connectedness. Our campuses are therefore freely accessible to our students, staff and visitors. In this way we emphasise our open character as a free university and at the same time strengthen our bond with the city of Brussels and its residents. As everywhere in public spaces, certain rules do apply – this way campus life remains pleasant for everyone.

Get to know our rules and regulations