Gettting around in Leuven
The best way to get around the centre of Leuven is by foot, as the
centre is very small and driving is a nightmare. If you come by train, you arrive at Leuven train
station, which is on the Martelarenplein. If you need a map, we
recommend to use map24
. Below is a
map of a part of the city centre. The blue flag is the train station, the orange
flag is the conference venue.
Gettting to Leuven
Important remark :
Leuven is about 25 km east from
Brussels. Do not confuse Leuven with Louvain-La-Neuve, where the
francophone university UCL is situated. Louvain-la-Neuve is about 30
km away from Leuven!
Brussels international airport (Zaventem)
You can fly to Brussels airport from all over the world, see their site
. There are two
options to get to Leuven:
- By train: Very good news here, as their is since very recently a
very fast connection between Zaventem and Leuven, in only 15 minutes,
see here. You can buy and print tickets online here,
or just buy them in the ticketing office at the airport.
- By taxi: this will take about 20 minutes (much more in early evening
rush hours) and costs about €60.
Thalys (from Paris) and Eurostar (from London) arrive in Brussels
South (aka Brussel Zuid - Bruxelles Midi) train station. From there, you can take a
direct train to Leuven. A one-way ticket costs about €5, and the journey takes
about 30 minutes. You can buy and print tickets online here
or just buy them in the ticketing office at the train station.