Campus access and parking

On our campus pages you can find more information the accessibility of the campuses by car and the parking regulations.

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Low-emission zone

The VUB Health Campus and VUB Main Campus are located in the low-emission zone (LEZ) of the Brussels Region. Check here whether your vehicle is allowed to enter the LEZ. Does your vehicle not meet the entry criteria for the LEZ? Then you can buy a day pass. Vehicles registered abroad must register for the LEZ, with the exception of Dutch vehicles.

Pollution peak plan

The Brussels Region has established an emergency plan for periods when certain thresholds of poor air quality are exceeded. Although pollution peaks are more common in winter, the emergency plan can be in force all year round during periods of poor air quality.

The emergency plan contains four thresholds that are described in detail here. The measures mainly concern reducing emissions from car traffic through speed limits or even driving restrictions. Draw up your personal plan B (in advance), homeworking, commuting by bike, public transport or carpooling for example.

With the Brussels Air app you can stay informed about the current air quality and will be alerted in case of a pollution peak or when the Heat and Ozone Plan comes into effect.

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Alternatives to your own car

Our campuses are accessible by bike and public transport. In addition a few alternatives for your own car are listed below.

Shared mobility

There are a lot of shared mobility options, especially in Brussels! Check out this overview shared cars, scooters, steps and bikes..

There are Cambio stations near the VUB campuses for example.
You rent the car for one hour, a few hours, a day or longer. You pick up the car in one of the stations and return it at the end of the ride. Cambio takes care of everything: maintenance, repair and insurance.
Cost? Depends on the formula that best suits your usage, Cambio has a campus tariff for students!

Taxi

You can find a list of licensed taxi companies in Brussels online. You will also find an indication of the rates.

Taxi at night?
Collecto is a network of collective night-taxis in Brussels, available from 11 PM until 6 AM.
How does it work? The taxi departs from a fixed points, each pick-up point corresponds to the stop of public transport. The taxis can drop you off at any address within Brussels.
How to book? Very easy: via the mobile application or by phone via 02/800.36.36
Cost? €6 per person or €5 with a MOBIB-card.

Carpool

Sharing your ride can save you a lot of money.
You can register as a driver or a passenger in the carpool-database of the VUB or become a member of the VUB carpool-facebook group.

How about insurance?
Your passengers are insured by the own car insurance for physical damage in an accident during a carpool ride, also for the detours for a carpooler. Therefore carpooling does not require any additional insurance. Material damage is covered by the own comprehensive insurance. If a passenger accidentally damages the car, the family insurance can offer a solution.