Annual Meeting – Getting to the symposium How to Reach by Train
Louvain-la-Neuve-Université station is directly linked to the railway junction of Ottignies, on the Brussels-Namur railway line, with two trains per hour in each direction, including on weekends.
Attention: Do not confuse Louvain-la-Neuve with Louvain (the French translation of the Flemish city of Leuven), which is another city on another railway line.
Louvain-la-Neuve is approximately 30 minutes from Brussels; change in Ottignies for the train to ‘Louvain-la-Neuve-Université’. Direct trains take longer.
If you travel from Namur or Charleroi, change in Ottignies for the train to ‘Louvain-la-Neuve-Université’.
If you travel from Luxembourg, change in Ottignies (if you take the EC 96 Iris or EC 90 Vauban train that originates in Switzerland, change in Namur for a train to Ottignies).
If you travel from any other country, change in Brussels-Nord. Otherwise, change in Brussels-Midi, from which depart all trains to Ottignies via Brussels-Central, Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Schuman and Brussels-Luxembourg.
More information can be found on the website of the Belgian National Railway Company (SNCB/NMBS): www.belgiantrain.be.
From the entrance of Louvain-la-Neuve-Université station, you can walk to Aula Magna (6 min). From the station head towards the “Place de l’Université”. Go down “Rue Charlemagne”, i.e. the main shopping street, until you reach the “Grand-Place” where you will find the Cinéscope cinema on your left. From Grand-Place, continue straight onto Place Raymond Lemaire where Aula Magna is located.
Note: the last train from Louvain-La-Neuve to Brussels departs at 22h31.