Directions to Plant Sciences Unit

Research units 'Growth and Development' and 'Applied Genetics and Breeding' up

Caritasstraat 39 (same location, other number)
9090 Melle
Tel: +32 9 272 29 00

Map Caritasstraat Melle

Interactive map Caritasstraat Melle

By public transport

The nearest large railway station is Gent-Sint-Pieters. In front of the railway station, take bus 43 "Gent Blaarmeersen - Melle Caritas" (a 20-minute ride). Get off the bus at the “Psychiatric Hospital Caritas” bus stop, and walk back towards the bridge over the E4O motorway. The entrance to ILVO is on your right, just before the bridge. It is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

By car

Coming from Brussels on the E40, leave the motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). Follow the signs for “Faculteit Diergeneeskunde” (Faculty of Veterinary Science). Take the bridge over the E40 motorway. At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) take the road to your left (Salisburylaan). You will see a red pub as you round the corner. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Caritasstraat. Just before going under the E40 motorway bridge, turn right. This is the entrance to the Plant Sciences Unit on Caritasstraat. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Coming from Ghent on the E40, or as an alternative route from Brussels, leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) take the road to your left (Salisburylaan). You will see a red pub as you round the corner. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Caritasstraat. Just before going under the E40 motorway bridge, turn right. This is the entrance to the Plant Sciences Unit on Caritasstraat. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

From the E17, follow signs for the R4 at the Destelbergen exit. Take the R4 in the direction direction Wetteren / E40 Brussel. Take the E40 motorway, direction Brussels. Leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) take the road to your left (Salisburylaan). You will see a red pub as you round the corner. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Caritasstraat. Just before going under the E40 motorway bridge, turn right. This is the entrance to the Plant Sciences Unit on Caritasstraat. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Research units 'Crop Husbandry and Environment' and 'Crop Protection' up

Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan 109 / 96
9820 Merelbeke
Tel: +32 9 272 27 00 / Tel: +32 9 272 24 00

map Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan Merelbeke

Interactive map Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan Merelbeke

By public transport

The nearest large railway station is Gent-Sint-Pieters. In front of the railway station, take bus 49 “Gent-Herzele-Geraardsbergen” to Lemberge (a small village with only one stop; about 25 minutes on the bus). Turn left onto Burg. Van Gansberghelaan, in the direction of Melle. ILVO's Van Gansberghelaan buildings are located 350 meters from the bus stop.

By car

Via the E40 from Brussels: leave the motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). Follow the signs for “Faculteit Diergeneeskunde” (Faculty of Veterinary Science). Take the bridge over the E40 motorway. At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Via the E40 from Ghent: or as an alternative route from Brussels, leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

From the E17: follow signs for the R4 at the Destelbergen exit. Take the R4 in the direction direction Wetteren / E40 Brussel. Take the E40 motorway, direction Brussels. Leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.