Travel Information




Hotel Binnenhof

Maria-Theresiastraat 65, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


pentahotel Leuven

Alfons Smetsplein 7, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel

Martelarenlaan 36, 3010 Leuven, Belgium


Theatre Hotel Leuven

Bondgenotenlaan 20, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


Begijnhof Congres Hotel

Groot Begijnhof 15, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


Ibis Budget Hotel

Martelarenlaan 10 3010 Leuven, Belgium




By plane and train:

Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is the nearest airport to the city of Leuven, Belgium.

There are direct trains that run from Brussels Airport (Zaventem) to the city of Leuven. Travel time between the airport and the Leuven train station is approximately 15 minutes. These trains run frequently. See the Belgian rail website for timetables.

The airport-train service requires a special train ticket (Diabolo Surcharge) that can be purchased at all Belgian train stations, online, and at the Brussels airport itself. A single ticket between the Brussels airport (Zaventem) and Leuven (surcharge included) costs €9. There is the option to purchase either a one-way ticket or a return ticket. Tickets are only valid on the date selected and indicated.


By train:

The Eurostar and the Thalys arrive in the city of Brussels, at the Brussels-Midi station (Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi). There are direct trains from Brussels-Midi to the city of Leuven (not Louvain-la-Neuve – these are different cities!). Travel time between Brussels and Leuven is approximately 30 minutes. A single ticket costs €5.30.




The city of Leuven is easy to navigate on foot.

The Institute of Philosophy (Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte) is located at Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. This is a 7 minute walk from the centre of the city (the Grote Markt) and a 15 minute walk from the Leuven train station.

Public transportation in the city of Leuven is operated by De Lijn. For the timetables of the city buses, please consult the following website: There are buses that run from the Leuven train station to the centre of the city.

The nearest bus stop to the Institute of Philosophy is:

Leuven Campus Vesalius



Tourism Leuven


Tourism Office:

Naamsestraat 3, 3000 Leuven