Transport Research Days 2023

2023 edition of the biannual conference organized on behalf of BIVEC-GIBET

Conference venue

The conference will take place at the campus of the Faculty of Arts:

  • Mgr. Sencie Institute, Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven
  • Erasmushuis, Blije Inkomststraat 21,3000 Leuven

The conference dinner will take place at De Hoorn (Sluisstraat 79, 3000 Leuven)

More information about the conference venue can be found HERE.


The campus of the Faculty of Arts can be easily reached by foot and is only a 10-minute walk from Leuven railway station.

About Leuven

The city of Leuven

Since its founding, KU Leuven University has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The city of Leuven is located in the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, approximately 25 kilometres east of Brussels. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium and has nearly 100.000 inhabitants.
There are several good reasons for visiting this vibrant city. More information about the city and must-see places when you visit can be found on the official Tourism Leuven site. You will soon realize that this city has a way of getting under your skin.

The University

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, KU Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master's programs, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. The university also offers degree programs at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.

Travel information

By train

From Leuven, it takes half an hour to reach Brussels South (Bruxelles Midi, Brussel Zuid) railway station. From there, you can catch high-speed rail connections to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and many other European destinations. The Leuven railway station is directly connected to the city centre via the Bondgenotenlaan (Allies Avenue), one of Leuven's main streets. The walk from the station to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes. For more information on the Belgian railways: For more information on the European train connections:

By car

Leuven can be reached via the Brussels Ring and the E40 and E314 motorways. The historical centre of Leuven is traffic-free. The rest of the city centre is subdivided into five districts. In each district, a loop directs traffic from the ring road to a city centre parking garage and back to the ring road. We advise you to park your car in one of the more advantageous ring road car parks. More information about car parks in Leuven can be found here:


Leuven has over 1000 rooms in various price ranges. Most accommodation is conveniently located in the vicinity of the centre of Leuven. Hotels, bed & breakfasts and youth hostels will all warmly welcome you.


Room allocations for BIVEC-GIBET participants have been taken in several hotels in Leuven. To see more information about these hotels and to make your reservation, please click the "Book a room" button.


Payment for your accommodation is usually at the hotel. If you wish to have your room prepaid by your organization, please use the 'Prepayment request' option in the booking form. A credit card will be required to guarantee your room. The card will not be charged unless you cancel after the cancellation policy.

Hotel accommodation services are provided by RoomTrust on behalf of the 2023 BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days (Tel: +32 (0)2 353 2734, Email:

Youth Hostels & B&Bs

For budget travellers, there are three youth hostels in Leuven. Booking a room is possible by contacting them directly.

  1. De Blauwput Leuven - Martelarenlaan 11a, 3000 Leuven
  2. Leuven City Hostel - Ravenstraat 37, 3000 Leuven
  3. Hostel Sint Jacob - Brusselsestraat 125, 3000 Leuven

There are also various B&Bs in Leuven. You can find an overview HERE.