Travel & accommodation

Hotels

The following hotels offer special rates to VMBO participants:

  • Motel One, Rue Royale 120, 1000 Bruxelles
  • Best Western Royal Centre, Rue Royale 160, 1000 Bruxelles
  • Hotel Villa Royale, Rue Royale 195, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode,
    • Tel : (+32) (0)2 226 04 60
  • Hôtel Queen Anne, Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 110 – 1000 Brussels
  • Hôtel Marivaux, Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 98 B-1000 Bruxelles
    • Tel.: (+32) (0)2 227 03 00
    • Fax: (+32) (0)2 218 06 83
  • Residence “Les Ecrins“, Rue du Rouleau 15, 1000 Bruxelles
    • Tel :(+32) (0) 2 219 36 57

The hotels will offer you a special price when you mention that you attend a conference at the “Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles”. Hôtel Marivaux offers rooms between € 85,00 and € 135,00 breakfast included. Residence “Les Ecrins” offers rooms at € 95 breakfast included.

For those that fly to Brussels Airport, Novotel Off-Grand Place might also be convenient, as it is located right at one of the entrances of Brussels Central Station, which has regular trains to Brussels Airport.

By plane

Brussels Airport – Zaventem to Brussels

Brussels Gare du Nord station is approximately a 15 minutes train ride from the Brussels Airport in Zaventem. The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Brussels Gare du Nord. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall.

Brussels Airport – Zaventem: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers
Train: www.belgiantrain.be/en

Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Brussels

There are busses from the airport to Charleroi South railway station (20 minutes ride) and trains from Charleroi to Brussels Gare du Nord (60 minutes ride). Approximate travel time: 1h45m.

Brussel South Charleroi: www.brussels-charleroi-airport.com/en 
Combined ticket bus & train: www.belgiantrain.be/en

Public transport in Brussels

The university is ideally located in the centre of the city with several railway stations within easy reach. It is also located halfway between two of the city’s main public transport stations, Botanique, and Rogier, which offer convenient metro, tram and bus access to and across the entire city.

As a rough guide, the Gare Centrale railway station is located less than 20 minutes away on foot, the Gare du Nord can be reached in 10 minutes on foot and the Gare du Congrès is a just a short distance away on the same metro line as the Gare du Midi (the Gare du Midi is about 10 minutes away on tram).

Metro – tram – bus: STIB MIVB

By car

Saint-Louis university Brussels is located right next to the Passage 44 parking, which costs € 18 for a full day and has entrances at

  • Ommegangstraat 16-20, 1000 Brussels
  • Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44 – Kruidtuinlaan 44, 1000 Brussels
  • Boulevard Pacheco – Pachecolaan Brussel, 1000 Brussels

Since January 1st 2018 the Brussels-Capital Region has become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you are entering the city in a car or van, check https://lez.brussels/en to find out whether you are allowed to drive your vehicle within the LEZ. If you do not meet the conditions, we would remind you that there are park-and-ride car parks on the access routes leading into Brussels as well as alternatives to the car.

As of 1 January 2019, diesel vehicles under the Euro 2 standards and petrol vehicles without a EURO standard and of EURO 1 standard will also be banned. A transition period of three months is scheduled from 1 January to 31 March during which no fine will be sent to these newly banned vehicles. During this period, anyone driving one of these vehicles will receive a warning letter.

Warning

Vehicles registered abroad must be registered before entering the territory of Brussels (information to be provided: type of vehicle, Euro standard and fuel).

  • Registration is free.
  • The registration must be made via the official website www.lez.brussels
  • The vehicle registration is valid for 3 years provided that the vehicle owner’s situation does not change.
  • Any non-registered vehicle is liable to a fine of 150 euros.
  •  Currently, the registration of a vehicle for access to the City of Antwerp is not valid in Brussels, it is necessary to provide a separate registration.