Usquare, an urban/inter-university district created by ULB and VUB, will open in April 2024. Seven buildings on the site will be converted to house ULB-VUB projects. Located in the former Ixelles barracks on Boulevard Général Jacques, Usquare aims to bring together people, the city and knowledge.

In partnership with the Brussels-Capital Region and with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, the ULB and the VUB are creating an inter-university hub dedicated to innovation in sustainable development.

Located just opposite the Etterbeek station, Usquare, which is still under construction, is easily accessible by public transport, by train, on foot or by bicycle. It houses the Urban and Socio-Environmental Transformations Research Hub (USET), the FabLabs, the Openlab, the Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies (BrIAS) and the European university alliances CIVIS and EUTOPIA.

Learn more about USquare project (in french)

Reaching USquare

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

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Plan Usquare

Main local itineraries

Etterbeek station
7' | 3'

Germoir station
12' | 4' |  4'

Luxembourg station
27' | 8' | 9'

Solbosch campus
15' |  5' | 4'

North station
19' | 29'

Central station
42' | 13' | 7' + 17'

South station
52' | 19' | ou 6' + 12'

Plaine campus
21' |  9' | 3' + 5'

ULB Flagey
14' | 3'

34' | 13' | ou 9' + 5'

18' | 6' | 6' + 5'

Erasme campus
40' |  ou 5' + 30'

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

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: Find a map of all recommended bicycle itineraries and bicycle paths in the Brussels area at Bike.Brussels.

  • 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. A Villo! station is located at Etterbeek station: 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 or the Brussels area, Usquare is easily accessible by public transportation:

  • STIB/MIVB: bus line 95 stops at ‘Delporte’ and at the Etterbeek railway station. Tramway line 7 stops at the Etterbeek railway station. More information at

  • TEC: line C (Louvain-La-Neuve) stops at the Etterbeek railway station. More information at

  • De Lijn: lines 341 (Wavre), 343 (Malaise), 348 (La Hulpe), and 349 (Ottenburg) stop at the Etterbeek railway station. More information at

By train

  • Regional lines: several regional S railway lines stop at the Etterbeek station, just opposite Usquare.

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

More information at

By car

USquare can be reached by motorways E411 (Namur), E42 (Liège), E19 (Paris-Mons), and E40 (Ostend), then boulevard Général Jacques and boulevard du Triomphe, but also by avenue de la Couronne. Get directions

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

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

From the airport

Flying to ULB? There are several ways to get to the Solbosch 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.


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


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)

Practical information


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Updated on January 24, 2024