How to reach us
Figure 1:Map of Brussels with the two campuses marked in red.
Reaching the University: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
By plane (from Brussels National Airport – Zaventem)Take a taxi (expensive) or a train (frequent) to reach campus Etterbeek of VUB. Tell the taxi driver to go to VUB as there is also another university (ULB) next door! From Brussels Airport, there are also 2 direct trains per hour to station Etterbeek, which is only 5 minutes on foot away from our offices. All information about the railway connections can be found on http://www.belgianrail.be.
xxh17 direction Dinant
xxh47 direction Charleroi-Sud
By carWhen you travel to Brussels by car, you are likely to approach Brussels by the Ring Highway around Brussels. From there on, there are two possibilities:
- Highway E40 – Luik/Liège. Take the Montgomery exit at the end (keep left) and follow the broad boulevards through the tunnels (under Montgomery Square) until the Boulevard General Jacques (about 2 km). After you have passed the tram stop “VUB”, turn left into Pleinlaan and follow straight. Enter the campus through the second entry on your left, Entry 13.
- . Highway E411 – Namur. Follow the viaduct at the end of the highway, arriving at the Delta Bus Depot. Turn left at the traffic lights and follow the Triomflaan / Pleinlaan until Entry 13. If you arrive from somewhere near, maybe you don’t need to take the Ring. Other possible ways of getting here by secondary roads are shown on the map below.
By train / metro / tramFrom Brussels Central train station, there are about 2 trains per hour to station “Etterbeek”, which is only 5 minutes on foot from our offices. All information about the railway connections can be found on http://www.belgianrail.be.
It is also possible to travel to our campus by metro or tram from the Brussels city centre. The metro stops closest to campus are “Pétillon” and “Delta”, about 10 minutes on foot from our building. Tramline 25 stops right in front of the campus. All details about the metro and tram lines can be found on http://www.stib-mivb.be.
Reaching the CHIS DepartmentWe are located on the 5th Floor of building G at the campus Etterbeek – Oefenplein of the VUB. Building G can be reached from the Pleinlaan, where one takes Entry 13. The building is the last one on your left further down the road. Take the elevator at entrance (Rotule) 6 to the 5th floor and you will end up at the Department of Chemical Engineering immediately.
If you come from the Etterbeek Railway Station, you will enter the campus from Entry 11 and just have to follow the directions to building G.
Figure 2: Map of the Etterbeek campus of the university, with the entrances and building G marked in red.
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