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.
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.
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
Overview of the lines with a stop next to the campus
|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|
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.
Plan your route via maps.
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.
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
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.