​How to Reach UKRO

Switchboard: +32 2 230 52 75 (and 15 35)
Email: ukro@ukro.ac.uk
If you know the name of the person you wish to contact, email them at: firstname.lastname@ukro.ac.uk

European Research Council UK National Contact Point
Telephone: +32 2 289 61 21​*
Email: erc-uk@ukro.ac.uk

UK Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions National Contact Point
Telephone: +32 2 230 03 18*
Email: mariecurie-uk@ukro.ac.uk

Update on National Contact Point Phones

Given the current and rapidly evolving situation and advice on COVID-19, national advice in Belgium is to minimise travel and meetings, and work from home where possible.

Due to remote working restrictions, UKRO has to temporarily close the phonelines for the MSCA and ERC National Contact Points (NCP). The Helpdesks will continue to operate a full service as usual via email.

If you would like to speak to us, we also offer online meetings which we can arrange with our video conference software. You can request this through the email addresses above, and we will endeavour to make arrangements to support these requests.

Travel Information

The UK Research Office is located at 4 Rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels in the European quarter of Brussels - just to the east of the city centre. The nearest metro station is Troon/Trône. Use the exit marked Luxembourg. You will come out on Rue du Luxembourg, cross the street and then turn left onto Rue du Trône.


Travelling to UKRO from Brussels Airport (Zaventem)

Metered taxicabs are available immediately outside the arrivals hall. Ask for Rue du Trône, 4.

One of the cheapest ways into Brussels from Zaventem airport is by train. The station is located in the basement (level -1) of the terminal building itself. Trains leave about every 10 minutes and the journey takes less than 20 minutes. Please note that you should buy your ticket before boarding the train - if not, a surcharge will be added. Timetable information is available on the Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) website; enter Brussels-National-Airport as the departure or destination station.

Buses number 12 and 21 operate between Brussels Airport and the city. The express bus 12 operates on weekdays until 20:00, with bus 21 operating on weekdays after 20:00, weekends and public holidays (timetable information). To reach the bus, leave the arrivals hall by the right hand door and go down the escalators towards the (ground floor) car park. Go outside through the automatic doors and turn right, the bus stop is situated 25 yards away where the roof of the car park ends. There are about 5 buses an hour (between 08:00 and 20:00) and the journey should take around thirthy minutes. Get off at Luxembourg/Luxemburg, which is next to the European Parliament.

From there, take Rue du Luxembourg, which is the street straight in front of you (other side of the roundabout), when you have the European Parliament building in your back. Walk straight on Rue du Luxembourg, passing Square de Meeûs, and turn left onto Rue du Commerce. Turn right on Rue du Trône.

Travelling to UKRO from Gare du Midi/Zuidstation (Eurostar)

Take Metro line 2 or line 6 direction Simonis (Elisabeth) and get off at Troon/Trône. Use the exit marked Luxembourg, cross the street and then take the first on your left for Rue du Trône.

Metro tickets can be purchased from ticket booths near the metro entrance, and automated machines are usually available. A single ticket is valid for 1 hour using any combination of metro, bus and trams within Brussels. For extended visits it is more economical to buy a Mobib Basic card at any STIB/MIVB shop. The card costs €5 but it enables you to buy five or ten trips at the same time at a more advantageous price.

For information on Eurostar fares and timetables,  please visit the Eurostar website.

Public transport network maps of Brussels