Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019



FOSDEM will take place at the ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, Earth.

ULB Solbosch Campus map: Location of FOSDEM
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FOSDEM is easy to reach by public transport. For details, see below. If you are afraid of getting lost, the following links may be helpful:

GPS coordinates:

By bus and/or tram

Metro/tram/bus lines provided by the public transport company, STIB/MIVB.

Tram 25
  • Direction: From Rogier (near Gare du Nord) towards Boondael Gare
  • Stop: ULB
Bus 71
  • Direction: From De Brouckère in central Brussels towards Delta
  • Stop: ULB
  • Warning! Due to roadworks, some stops are not being served. More information can be found here.
Bus 72
  • Direction: From ADEPS towards ULB
  • Stop: ULB
Tram 8
  • Direction: From Louise towards Roodebeek
  • Stop: ULB

Free shuttle buses

On Sunday afternoon, FOSDEM provides a free shuttle bus service from the conference venue to Brussels South (Midi) railway station which has a regular service to many popular destinations within Belgium and to surrounding countries.

Five buses will provide the service between 15:30 and 19:30. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. The departure location is on the main road below the campus in front of the AW building.

Between 15:30 and 17:15, a bus is scheduled to depart every 15 minutes. Based on previous experience, we expect the buses to be busiest from 17:30 on. We will abandon our fixed schedule then with buses departing as soon as they are full to maximize throughput. The last departure will be at 19:30.

If you don't want to queue, why not leave later? There are plenty of bars in the neighbourhood where you can pass the time!

By train

From Brussels South (a.k.a. "Bruxelles Midi", "Brussel Zuid" or "Gare du Midi") Station (about 30 minutes):

From Brussels Central ("Bruxelles Central", "Brussel Centraal" or "Gare Centrale") station (about 20 minutes):

From Brussels North ("Bruxelles Nord" or "Gare du Nord") station (about 30 minutes):

From Etterbeek station (about 20 minutes walking):

By car: parking

If you come to FOSDEM by car, you can park your car on the campus. The main parking is located between Janson and the K building. See the map on this page for the exact location. The entrance to the parking is on Av. Franklin Roosevelt next to the H building. Note: There is no entrance from Av. Adolphe Buyl.

An additional parking on the campus is available next to the U building at Av. Antoine Depage. Note that this is a one-way street, only accessible from Av. Franklin Roosevelt as well.

Traffic sign: blue zone

You can park on the campus at your own risk. Do not leave any valuables in your car!

The parkings of the campus can be very busy since early morning during both days. An alternative is to leave your car in the Parking Sablon-Poelaert, from there to take the Tram 8, direction Roodebeek. Then follow the instructions above.

Be aware that most streets directly surrounding the ULB campus are in a so-called 'blue zone'. Parking in the blue zone is free, but limited to a maximum of two hours on Monday - Saturday. Use of a parking disc displaying the arrival time is mandatory here. The picture on the right shows one of the signs that may be used to indicate this blue zone. These signs are placed on the zone edges, so not repeated on every street inside the zone. Other nearby streets are in paid parking zones: check where you park your car.

As of 2018, the ULB campus Solbosch is within the Brussels Low Emissions Zone (LEZ). Drivers of cars registered abroad are required to register before entering the LEZ, or risk being fined. Registering is free of charge. More information can be found here.

By plane

From Brussels International Airport, located in Zaventem (about 50 minutes):

By taxi

If you need a taxi, we suggest calling Taxi Verts on +32 2 349 49 49. The address of the venue is:
  ULB Campus Solbosch
  50, Av. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1050 Bruxelles
The location where taxis expect to pick you up is marked on the map.

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