Address VUB Main Campus

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels (Elsene)

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, metro and/or car. 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 reach the VUB can be found via the directions below and on the multimodal access plan.

Download the access plan

On foot

Consult the campus map to find your way on foot around and on the VUB Main Campus. Take into account the construction zones and follow the routes indicated on the campus map and the campus.

By Bike

Choose your route

In Brussels, it’s easy to get around by bike. Plan your cycling route on or

Bike sheds

There are bicycle sheds scattered around the campus. At Student Information (building D) you find the biggest bike parking.

Cycling with Villo!

There are several Villo! stations around the campus where you can rent 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 MIVB and De Lijn. An overview of the stops can be found on the access plan.

  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  
    Detailed timetables and route planner

    By train

    To Etterbeek/Delta station

    Etterbeek railway station is beside the campus. Delta station is also within walking distance.

    To Brussel-Centraal

    From Brussels-Central station, instead of the train to Etterbeek station, you can take metro line 5 to the Pétillon stop or cycle 5 km to campus.

    Detailed timetables and route planner

    Plan your trip to VUB with the SNCB routeplanner.

    By car


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


    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. Exit via exit 13.


    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.
    More info on the LEZ 

    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