How to reach Namur
Namur can be easily reached from the international airports of Brussels (BRU) and Charleroi, the latter sometimes referred to as Brussels South (CRL). Some carriers that offer a connection to Brussels via Paris or Amsterdam make you arrive in Brussels Midi (ZYR) which is confusingly not an airport but Brussel’s International railway station.
Brussels airport (BRU) is served by major international carriers (both full-service and low-cost) that directly connect Brussels to most major European cities and intercontinental hubs.
Charleroi airport (CRL) is mainly served by low-cost carriers providing selected connections with other European airports.
Namur can be reached from these airports by train (see the paragraph By train below) or by a commercial shuttle service (need to be booked in advance). Private taxi services are also available at each airport but please be advised that taxi services in Belgium are, in general, quite expensive when compared to other countries.
Namur has a direct train connection with the cities of Brussels, Luxembourg, Liège and Charleroi.
When arriving at Brussels Airport (BRU), take one of the frequent trains to Brussels and transfer in one of Brussels’ three main stations: Brussel Noord/Bruxelles Nord, Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central, Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi.
When arriving at Charleroi Airport (CRL) take the shuttle bus that runs from the terminal to Charleroi Sud railway station where you can transfer on a train to Namur.
Brussels Midi (ZYR) being one of Brussels main railway stations, it offers a direct train connection to Namur.
Please click on the station names above to obtain a timetable from that station to Namur or consult the site of the Belgian national railways for up-to-date information.
Attendees planning to arrive by car are advised to contact the local organizer in advance if they wish to use one of the University’s parkings (only a limited number of spots are available and permits will be distributed on a first come first served base). Alternatively, they should park in one of the city’s public parkings. Street parking in the neighborhood of the conference venue is very limited if not non-existent.
Getting around in Namur
Namur is a small and cosy city with all main locations (railway station, city center, hotel accommodation and conference venue) all within walking distance. Additionally, bikes are available for public use at automated pick-up stations situated throughout the city.