Place du Levant, 3
B – 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
GPS coordinates : 50.664138, 4.607794
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Louvain-la-Neuve is a mostly pedestrian town located 30 kilometers South-East of Brussels, in the French-speaking part of Belgium. The town is easily reached by car, train or plane.
If you intend to drive to Louvain-la-Neuve, take the exit number 8A on the Brussels-Namur-Luxembourg Motorway (E411), then follow the directions « Louvain-la-Neuve Sud », « Biéreau » or « Bruyères ». Note that nearly everywhere in Louvain-la-Neuve, you should use a parking disk. You can leave your car in one of the free parking grounds (appearing in purple on this map. The free « Rédimé » parking lot (on the right half of the map) is very close to the Maxwell and Euler buildings. To have access to one of the UCLouvain parking grounds, contact your host.
Louvain-la-Neuve has its own train station (location D6 on the detailed map). There are three main train stations in Brussels: Bruxelles-Nord, Bruxelles-Central, and Bruxelles-Midi (also called Brussel-Zuid). There are trains from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve every half hour and the journey takes between 30′ and 60′ depending on which station you depart from (the order is as follows: Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central, Bruxelles-Nord, Ottignies, Louvain-la-Neuve). Timetables are available from Timetables of the Belgian Railways. When buying a ticket or checking for connections, please indicate « Louvain-la-Neuve ». Simply indicating « Louvain » may take you to the Flemish city of Leuven which is 30 km from Louvain-la-Neuve.
The Réaumur, Stevin, Maxwell and Euler buildings are a ten-minute walk from the train station in Louvain-la-Neuve. To find your way from the train station to one of these buildings follow the instructions below:
From the train station, walk up the street « rue des Wallons », all the way through « Place des Wallons », « Place Galilée » and « Place des Sciences » (a place with wooden floor). From the « Place des Sciences », follow the indications for « Sainte Barbe ». Walk through the building « Sainte-Barbe » and exit on the other side of the building. You are on the « Place Sainte Barbe », where you will find the Maxwell building at the top of the street.
To access the Stevin or Maxwell building from there (ICTEAM/ELEN), continue straight on.
The main airport close to Louvain-la-Neuve is the national airport: Brussels National Airport at Zaventem (BRU). From the airport you can take a taxi directly to Louvain-la-Neuve (cost: about 70 €). The airport is also connected by train to the train station « Bruxelles-Nord » in Brussels. There are regular connections and the journey takes about 30′. From « Bruxelles-Nord », you can then take a train to Louvain-la-Neuve (see above).
There is also a much smaller airport (mostly operated by Ryanair) on the South of Brussels: Brussels- South Airport at Charleroi-Gosselies (CRL). From the this airport, there is a bus service (line A) to the railway station of Charleroi (Charleroi-Sud), where you can take a train to Louvain-la-Neuve (via Ottignies). The journey lasts for a little more than an hour.