Attention: due to the start of the work for the new build project XY entry number 6 will be closed as from August 2015. This will affect mobility. All information about the work and the new traffic situation can be found here

Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene

Did you know that there are 2 trains/hour between Etterbeek station and Zaventem Airport? It takes only 25 minutes by train to get here.

Finding your way on foot

This is the largest campus, housing the Faculties of Arts and Philosophy, Law and Criminology, Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Economics, Social and Political Sciences and the Solvay Business School, Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Faculty of Physical Education and Movement Sciences. The office of the rector, the social services, the restaurant and the socio-cultural infrastructure are also accommodated here.

Campus maps:

By bike

In Brussels, you’ll often get around quicker by bike than by public transport or car. Once at the campus, you can safely leave your bike in the underground bike parking zone of building B/C.

Practical information:

  • Rent a bike from Villo or Blue Bike
  • Breakdown? The fietsatelier offers help

By public transport

At the request of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the MIVB/STIB has drawn up a reachability sheet for both campuses of the university. These sheets provide an overview of the different options for reaching the campuses using the Brussels’ public transport company:

Please consult the website of the MIVB/STIB for more information regarding trams and buses in Brussels. More information regarding the buses of De Lijn can be found on the website.

By car

The main campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is enclosed between several major roads. For detailed or alternative routes, please consult Google Maps or Mappy.com.  

Since Januari 2018, the Brussels Capital Region is a LEZ. LEZ stands for "Low Emission Zone". The term is used to designate where polluting vehicles are not allowed to drive in a given city, or areas of that city. It is one of the measures taken in numerous European cities to improve air quality and consequently public health.
When driving to the Brussels Region by car or van, you can check here whether or not your vehicle is affected. If your vehicle is, you can use the transits parkings in Brussels or alternatives for the car (see above). Between January and October, 1th, there is a transition periode. From October, 1th on, failure to comply will lead to a fine. If you have a vehicle registered abroad, do not forget to register it online before visiting Brussels (even if you comply!) This can be done online (from July, 1th onwards).