Venue

Aula of the second law, Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/fbRWeZT33Y...

Arriving by plane from Brussels-Zaventem

Detailed information can be found on: www.brusselsairport.be/en

Option 1 is to take the train to Leuven (ticket price 9.30 EUR). The travel time is approximately 13 min and there are 2-3 trains/hour. Detailed timetables can be found on http://www.belgianrail.be/en. Once you are at Leuven railway station, you can take bus line 2 (platform 6) in direction Heverlee Campus or line 616 (platform 14) in direction Zaventem. You get off at the bus stop Heverlee Kantineplein, with an approximate travel time of 15-25 min. This bus stop can be easily recognised, as it is right after a railway crossing and you should be able to spot the Arenberg Castle straight ahead. Details on buses can be found on: www.delijn.be/en/?vertaling=tr...

Option 2 is to take bus 616 (platform A) at the Airport. This will drop you off at Heverlee Kantineplein with an approximate travel time of 1 hour 10 min. It will continue to the railway station of Leuven if you have a hotel in that area.

Option 3 is to take a taxi. If you prefer booking it on beforehand, then we recommend Budget taxi. This costs 40-50 EUR and takes about 20 min. They need to be booked in advance. Otherwise, you can get one of the taxis in front of the airport.

Arriving by plane from Brussels-Charleroi

This is less convenient as the airport is much further away from Leuven than the Zaventem airport.

Option 1 is to take the shuttle bus to Brussel-Zuid (price 14 EUR). It runs every 30 min and takes about one hour. Tickets can be bought online or at the ticket office outside the terminal. All details can be found on https://www.brussels-city-shuttle.com/en#/. Remember, you still need to take the train to Leuven.

Option 2 is to take the shuttle bus from the airport to Charleroi Sud railway station, which costs 5 EUR and drives regularly. Then, you take a train to Brussels-Zuid/Midi and transfer to Leuven. The train costs 9.50 EUR with an approximate travel time of 90-120 min. Tickets can be bought online, ticket machines at the station or at the ticket office.

Option 3 is to order a taxi on beforehand. We recommend Budget taxi. This option is rather expensive: 95-120 EUR and needs to be ordered in advance. You could also take a taxi in front of the airport.

Arriving by train from Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi station

The easiest option is take the train to Leuven (ticket price 5.3 EUR). The travel time is approximately 30 min. Tickets can be bought online, ticket machines at the station or at the ticket office. Please pay attention to the fact that you have to take the train to Leuven (or Louvain) and not to Louvain-la-Neuve. Louvain-la-Neuve is situated near Wavre and is the French-speaking equivalent of KU Leuven.

Once you are at Leuven railway station, you can take bus line 2 (platform 6) in direction Heverlee Campus or line 616 (platform 5) in direction Zaventem. You get off at the bus stop Heverlee Kantineplein, with an approximate travel time of 15-25 min.

Arriving by car

The GPS coordinates are: latitude 50.861088, longitude 4.6835396.

A map is shown below. From the direction of Brussels, Liege or Aachen:

  • Take the highway E40 (Brussel - Luik).
  • Take the exit to the E314/Leuven (no.15).
  • Keep to the right and follow the sign "Leuven", leaving the E314.
  • Turn right at the third traffic lights into the "Celestijnenlaan".
  • After the following traffic lights (crossing for pedestrians) take the third street on the right (next to the building with the cogwheels). This is where you can park your car.
  • The conference venue is just across the road.

Getting around in Leuven

To get from the city centre to the conference venue, you can:

  • Walk
  • Take bus line 2 (direction Heverlee Campus) or bus line 616 (direction Zaventem). Get off right after the railroad crossing (this stop is called Heverlee Kantineplein).
  • Take a taxi. Leuven has several taxi companies that you can use: