Reaching Brussels (city centre)

By plane

Brussels is well-connected via plane; you can arrive from one of the following airports:

  • Brussels airport (BRU), our main airport. From this airport, the city centre can be easily reached with a 20 min. train ride. You can take the (only) train at the airport, and get off at station Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central.

  • Brussels South Charleroi airport (CRL) You can take the shuttle bus from CRL airport to the Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi train station. Once there, you can take the train to Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central.

  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) At the airport, follow the directions towards the Thalys train station. (This includes a 30 min. metro ride.) At the Thalys train station, take the train to Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi (< 1.5 hours). Once there, you can take the train to Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central.

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) At the airport, take the Thalys train to Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi (~1.5 hours). Once there, you can take the train to Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central.

By train

Brussels can be reached from Germany, France and the Netherlands with a Thalys train. In the UK, you can take a Eurostar train. Both the Thalys and Eurostar trains go to Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi. Once there, you can take the train to Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central.

By car

The address of the conference is: Pleinlaan 2 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Parking is provided next to/underneath most buildings on our campus. To enter the campus by car, please use entrance 13 (as indicated on the campus map). This entrance has a barcode scanner, where you can use your barcode (sent via e-mail after registration) to gain access to the campus.

Reaching the conference venue

The most convenient way to reach the conference venue from the city centre is by metro (~ 30 minutes). Take metro line 5 at Centraal Station/Gare Centrale, and get off at station Pétillon. (You can buy tickets at the station.) Once you have arrived at Pétillon, just follow the <Programming> 2017 signs.

Metro directions


Alternatively, you can also take metro line 1 at Centraal Station/Gare Centrale, and get off at station Montgomery. At station Montgomery, switch to tram 7 or 25, and get off at station VUB. Once you have arrived at station VUB, just follow the <Programming> 2017 signs. This trip also takes about 30 minutes.

Alternative metro directions