On foot, by bicycle, by public transportation, by car or carpool: the Plaine campus can be reached in a variety of ways. Learn how to access the campus: nearby stations, itineraries, travel times, and infrastructures.

Access map

Main local itineraries

Etterbeek station
12' | 4' | 1' + 6'

Boondael station
15" | 5" | ou 4"

Watermael station
à pied22' | à vélo8' | bus 95 4' + à pied7'

Solbosch campus
12' |  5' | ou 5'

North station
29' | 28' + 10'

Central station
21' | 11' + 3'

South station
28' | ou 4'+ 9' + 4'

Erasme campus
45' | 43'

3' | 1'

Cimetière d'Ixelles
7' | 2' | ou 3'

ULB Flagey
30' | 11' | 12'

Calculate your own itinerary


Means of transportation

On foot

Brussels has many paths where pedestrians can avoid vehicle traffic, and many pedestrian-friendly streets. Find a map of recommended itineraries at Stapas.be.

By bicycle

Want to avoid traffic congestion? Come to ULB by bicycle! This is often the fastest way to get around Brussels.

  • Avoiding vehicle traffic: Boulevard du Triomphe around the campus, have bicycle paths. Find a map of all recommended bicycle itineraries and bicycle paths in the Brussels area at Bike.Brussels.

  • Parking your bicycle: There are bicycle racks throughout the campus, near each building. Find the nearest one using the interactive map.

  • No bicycle? You can rent a bicycle anywhere in Brussels, and leave it when you reach your destination. Several bicycle sharing services are available in Brussels, with or without dedicated docking stations. Villo! stations are located all around the campus: find out where using the access map.

  • Keeping your bicycle safe: Use a strong lock to attach your bicycle to a solid support, preferably in a busy area.

By public transportation

From Wallonia, Flanders, or Brussels, the main public transportation services can get you to the very edge of the campus, or just a few minutes away:

  • De Lijn: lines 341 (Wavre), 343 (Malaise), 348 (La Hulpe), and 349 (Ottenburg) stop at ‘Fraiteur’, just at the campus’ entrance. More information at Delijn.be

  • STIB/MIVB: the campus can be accessed by bus lines 71 and 72. It is also a 7-minute walk from bus line 95 (‘Cimetière d’Ixelles’ stop), and a 5-minute walk from metro line 5 (‘Delta’). More information at STIB.be.

  • TEC: line C (Louvain-la-Neuve) stops at ‘Fraiteur’, just at the campus’ entrance. More information at Infotec.be

By train

  • Regional lines: several regional S railway lines stop at the Etterbeek, Delta, and Watermael stations. From there, the campus is a few minutes away on foot, by bicycle, or by public transportation.

  • National and international lines: with most railway lines, you can transfer at Brussels’ main stations (North, Central, South).

More information at Belgianrail.be

By car

The La Plaine campus can be reached by motorways E411 (Namur), E42 (Liège), E19 (Paris-Mons), and E40 (Ostend), then Boulevard Général Jacques or Boulevard du Triomphe. Get directions

  • Park & Ride locations in Ceria, Stalle, Herrmann-Debroux, Roodebeek, Kraainem, and Reyers let you park outside Brussels and use public transportation. More information at LEZ.Brussels

  • The Plaine campus has several car parks with restricted access. More information (in french)

  • Why not try car sharing? Several solutions exist in Brussels, and there are multiple Zen Car and Cambio stations around the campus. Find out where using the access map.

From the airport

Flying to ULB? There are several ways to get to the Plaine campus from Brussels Airport.

  • By taxi: taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Licensed taxis can be identified by the yellow and blue lamp on their roof. More information

  • By train: shuttles are available between Brussels Airport and the city’s main stations (North, Central, South), several times per hour. More information

  • By bus: lines 12 (before 8 pm) and 21 (after 8 pm) stop at Place du Luxembourg. More information

Persons with reduced mobility

Public transportation services offer solutions for persons with reduced mobility.

By car

The Plaine campus has reserved parking spots for persons with disabilities. Learn how to get access on the web page dedicated to parking. (in french)


STIB/MIVB is working on making bus, tramway, and metro lines and stops more accessible to persons with reduced mobility. It also operates Taxibus, a door-to-door transportation service for persons with disabilities.

For more information, see the page dedicated to accessibility on the STIB/MIVB website.


Taxi companies in Brussels have a fleet of accessible vehicles for persons with reduced mobility. More information on the Brussels Mobility website.

By train

SNCB offers assistance services for persons with reduced mobility. More information on the SNCB website.

Find information about all accessible transportation options on the Brussels Mobility website.

Find information about all solutions and facilities for persons with reduced mobility on the ULB website. (in french)

Updated on March 27, 2019