How to reach us

The Institute is situated in Rhode-Saint-Genèse, some 10 km south of the center of Brussels on the road to Waterloo and Charleroi. Near the "Gare du Midi", you can take busses 136, 137, W or 365a to VKI (Rhode-Saint-Genèse) and alight at the "Espinette Centrale". A train also links the three main railway stations with the station at Rhode-Saint-Genèse, which is about 2,5 km from the VKI.

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von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Chaussée de Waterloo, 72
B-1640 Rhode-St-Genèse
Belgium

By Train:

From Bruxelles-Brussel-National Airport - Your route plan
Those arriving by air are warned that the taxi fare from the airport to Central Brussels is rather high. A train service links the airport with the three main railway stations (gare du Midi (Brussel-Zuid Station), Gare centrale (Brussel-Centraal Station) and gare du Nord (Brussel-Noord Station), the journey taking about 20 minutes. Participants will effect a considerable saving of money if they take this train and complete their journey to the hotel by taxi or on foot from the stations.

Near "the Gare du Midi", you can take busses 136 (recommended), 137 (recommended), W or 365a to VKI (Rhode-Saint-Genèse or Sint-Genesius-Rode) and alight at the "Espinette Centrale" or "Middenhut". (map of Gare du Midi)

Eurostar and Thalys stop at the Gare du Midi.

A train also links the three main railway stations with the station at Rhode-Saint-Genèse or Sint-Genesius-Rode, which is about 2,5 km from the VKI.

By car: From center of Brussels
Those arriving by car should follow signs indicating the center of Brussels ("Centrum") and enquire about the location of their hotel when they are in the central area.

By car: From Bruxelles-Brussel-National Airport - Your route plan - the map
Airport Bruxelles-Brussel-National
Take Direction "Bruxelles Sud, Leuven"
Continue on the R0 (Ring)/ E40
You will pass close to Tervuren
Continue R0 (Ring)
Take the exit 27 (WATERLOO-LASNE)
Continue along "Drêve de Richelle"
Turn right on "Chaussée de Bruxelles" (N5)

By car: From France - Your route plan - the map
Take E19 Direction "Bruxelles, Liège, Mons"
Close to Bruxelles, take the R0 (Ring)
Take the exit 27 (WATERLOO-LASNE)
Continue along "Drêve de Richelle"
Turn right on "Chaussée de Bruxelles" (N5)

By bus: From Charleroi Brussels South Airport, Charleroi to the von Karman Institute

  • Take bus A direction CHARLEROI Sud. Stop at CHARLEROI Sud quai 03 (18 min)
    Then take the bus 365a direction BRUXELLES. The bus stops in front of the von Karman institute (Ch.Grande Espinette - 70 min.)

 

 
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