Getting around and park in the city

On foot, horseback, bicycle or scooter…

It’s good to be a pedestrian in Louvain-la-Neuve !
It is the best way to get around the city; the distances do not exceed 1 km or 15 minutes walking.  Without a car, the air is much more pure, but safety is the number one factor in getting around a town center that is entirely pedestrian.

The square accommodates bicycles thanks to the development of bike paths and also provides pedestrian access.  Attention, however, the pedestrian is king and has the right of way.

The bike path map for Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is available free of charge through the Environmental Department of the city in the Tourism-Inforville Office.

By car

If access to Louvain-la-Neuve is relatively easy, traffic in the heart of the village is strongly discouraged, the surrounding public roads being rejected .  Drivers sometimes have difficulty getting around the city… Car traffic passes through the lower level of the town center, therefore you can't always trust your GPS !

The pedestrian slab of the urban center is accessible by car only from 6 am to 10 am.

By taxi

Louvain-la-Neuve being a pedestrian-friendly city, there is no permanent stationing of taxis. For those who must go to the outskirts of the city or to the science park, it is best to take a taxi from the station Ottignies. There are still a few taxis companies in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve.

Download the list of taxis companies in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (doc pdf)


To park a car in Louvain-la-Neuve is not always easy.
The residential areas are usually indicated by a blue panel. Parking in this zone is allowed for 2 hours (unless otherwise stated) with the parking disc.

3 Park and Ride, free 24/24 are located on the outskirts of the city, 15 minutes walk from the center of Louvain-la-Neuve (look on the map):
  • Parking Lauzelle, Boulevard de Lauzelle
  • Parking Rédimé, Avenue Georges Lemaître
  • Parking Baudouin, Avenue Baudouin 1st

Underground car parks are subject to charges (or private).
First quarter of an hour free.
Reduced price on Sundays and evenings. Inform about rates.

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