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Getting to and travel in Louvain-la-Neuve

On foot, by bike or scooter…

It’s so good to be a pedestrian in Louvain-la-Neuve!
It’s the best way to get around the city, as the distances are not more than 1 kilometre or 15 minutes’ walk apart. Furthermore, it’s safe to get around in an entirely pedestrianised city centre.

A place of honour is also given to bikes thanks to the cycle paths but also to a direct access to the pedestrian area. Be careful though: the pedestrian is always right and therefore has priority.

The cycle path map of Ottignies - Louvain-la-Neuve is available for free via the city’s Environmental Department and at the Inforville Tourist Information Office.

Travel by public transport

By train

Thanks to the station located right in the heart of the city centre, the train is the best method of transport to get to Louvain-la-Neuve!

The line to take is Brussels – Namur – Luxembourg with terminus «Louvain-la-Neuve », either directly or with a connection at Ottignies.

By bus

Around twenty bus lines serve Louvain-la-Neuve and Ottignies, from and to the whole of Walloon Brabant and Brussels. The main stop in Louvain-la-Neuve is the TEC bus station located at the bottom of the Place Rabelais and the Leclerq car park.

By coach

If you are coming by coach with a group, the driver can drop you off at two designated stops. The first is located on Boulevard André Oleffe below the Aula Magna. From there, a walkway takes you directly onto the Market Square on foot. The second stop is on the Boulevard du Nord, right next to the Hergé Museum. Coaches can then park for free along the Boulevard de Lauzelle and Boulevard Baudouin 1er.

By taxi

The only permanent taxi stand is outside Ottignies station. From Louvain-la-Neuve itself, you would need to order one! There are many taxi firms in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Download the list of taxi firms in Ottignies - Louvain-la-Neuve

Travel by car

The E411 Brussels-Namur motorway, exit 8a Louvain-la-Neuve, takes you directly to the city centre.

However, if access to Louvain-la-Neuve is relatively simple, driving in the city centre is strongly discouraged, with denied access to the surrounding public roads.

Be aware: the pedestrian centre is accessible by car only from 06:00 to 10:00 a.m. Cars can drive through the lower level of the city centre, so be aware that your satnav may not always find its way!

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