Mobility and accessibility

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.

Download the accessibility sheet 

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VUB Main Campus
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels (Elsene)

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Campus in development

The ongoing development of the VUB Main Campus has an impact on campus traffic. For everyone's safety, we urge that you respect the traffic rules and steer clear of the work zones.


Access and directions

On foot
  • Consult the campus map to find your way on foot in the vicinity of and on the VUB Main Campus.
  • Take into account the work zones and follow the routes indicated on the campus map and the campus.

Access and directions

By bike

Access and directions

By train
  • Etterbeek railway station is beside the campus.
  • Delta station is also within walking distance.
  • From Brussels-Central station, in addition to the train to Etterbeek station, you can take metro line 5 to the Pétillon stop or cycle 5 km to campus.
By metro
  • Metro line 5 stops near campus at the Pétillon and Delta stops.

By tram
  • Tram lines 7 and 25 stop at the VUB stop along campus.

By bus
  • Take STIB line 95 to the Etterbeek Station stop.
  • Take STIB line 34 to the Krijgskunde stop.
  • Take STIB line 71 to the Delta stop.
  • Take De Lijn 341, 343, 348 or 349 lines to Etterbeek Station.

Plan your trip to VUB with the SNCB or
You can find an overview of all lines with stops at the campus on the accessibility sheet.

Access and directions

Access for visitors
  • Are you a visitor to one of the public spaces (such as sports complex, Basic Fit, Pilar, Bib, Resto)? Then drive your car onto the campus via entrance 8 on Triomflaan and you can park in the underground car park. Exit through exit 7.
  • Are you coming to visit a staff member on campus ? Then follow this procedure.
  • Are you a supplier ? Then you have to take all your deliveries to the Central Warehouse. You can enter the campus via entrance 6 on the Triomflaan and then go straight to the Central Warehouse. Exit via exit 13.
  • In case of problems, drive up to the barrier and use the intercom to report to security.


Students and staff

Staff and students can register in advance with their VUB account, to be able to drive onto campus by car. The barriers will open automatically thanks to license plate recognition.

Register your license plate

  • The campus is governed by the highway code and a parking regulation with a tow-away policy, so make sure you park your car correctly! 
  • Any further questions on access control? Contact us.
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