Transport in Brussels

Public transport

Most public transport in the Brussels-Capital Region is organized by the STIB (Société des Transports intercommunaux bruxellois).
The network includes metro lines, which connect the eastern and western districts of the city. Pre-metro lines (trams in the tunnels) complete the metro service. A great many metro lines also have above ground bus and tram connections.
Timetables: 6 a.m. - midnight - consult the timetables shown at the stops.

STIB offices

Koningsstraat / Rue Royale 76 | 1000 Brussels
Info :  070 23 2000
Open from Monday to Friday: 8a.m. - 7p.m. Saturday : 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check STIB's website - www.stib.be
Maps of the network are available free of charge from the information service at the metro stations 

Traveltime by Metro from downtown (De Brouckère)

  • 7 min: Schuman (European district)
  • 9 min: Merode (Cinquantenaire)
  • 15 min: Roodebeek (Woluwe Shopping Center)
  • 14 min: Louise (Shopping- uptown)
  • 17 min: Roi Baudouin (Bruparck- Atomium)
  • 19 min: Hermann-Debroux (Forêt de Soignes)

Buying your ticket:

  • In the various metro stations and at the STIB information offices
  • at many newsagents

Fares

  • single ticket JUMP: 2,10€ (purchased outside vehicle) / 2,50 € (purchased inside vehicle)
  • 1 ticket STIB/SNCB : 4,20€
  • card for 5 journeys JUMP : 8,00€ (+ MOBIB basic = 5€)
  • card for 10 journeys JUMP: 14,00 € (+ MOBIB basic = 5€)
  • 1-day card JUMP : 7,50€
  • airport line - bus 12/21 - one way ticket: 4,50 € (1 journey purchased outside vehicle) / 6,00 € (1 journey purchased inside vehicle)
  • airport line - bus 12/21 - 10 days: 32,00€
  • airport line - train : one way ticket 8,60€ -  return ticket 17,20€ 

The "1-day card" may be used on STIB vehicles as much as you like and when you wish during the same day.

TEC and DE LIJN principally meet the requirements of commuters from the provinces coming into the city for work or shopping and returning home. Fares vary according to the length of the journey (the routes are divided into fare zones).

TEC : Tel 010 23 53 53
DE LIJN : info: Tel 070 220 200

During the weekend, nocturnal buses link the key part of the city until 3 a.m.

  • Bike renting

  • Pro Velo

    T (0)2 502 73 55
    http://www.provelo.org/

    • Bois de la Cambre (Carrefour des Attelages)
    • Parc de la Woluwe (Lower part of the park)
    • Parc de la Pede (Anderlecht)

    Open from April to October: WE 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Bike renting all the year through at the Cyclists House, rue de Londres 15 • 1050
    Price: 7,00 €/h, 15,00 €/day

    Villo

    Rent a bike everywhere in the city !
    www.villo.be

  • By foot

    • Quartier Louise - Grand-Place : 15 minutes
    • Grand-Place - European district : 25 minutes
    • European district - Louise district : 25 minutes
    • Louise district - Marolles : 5 minutes
    • Marolles - Grand-Place : 10 minutes
    • Sablon - Bois de la Cambre : 40 minutes
    • Grand-Place - Sablon : 10 minutes
  • Taxis

  • Three elements make up the price of a taxi ride:

    • the price per km (1,66 € or 2,70 € depending on whether the journey is inside or outside the 19 districts of Brussels);
    • fixed charge: 2,40 € (4,40 € at night) ;
    • the waiting time: 30,00 € per hour; certain companies charge reduced fares for journeys to the airport.

    Tips and service are included in the price of the journey as shown on the meter, but a small extra tip is always well-received. For all complaints, first of all note the registration number of the taxi, its make and colour.

    Contact : 
    CCN - Service régional des Taxis et Limousines
    rue du Progrès 80 bte 1 • 1030 T 0800/94 001
    www.brusselstaxi.be/en/complaint

    Brussels Taxi Companies:

    • Autolux : Tel. (0)2 411 41 42
    • Taxis Bleus : Tel. (0)2 268 00 00
    • Taxis Orange : Tel. (0)2 349 43 43
    • Taxis Verts : Tel. (0)2 349 49 49

    Did you know that:

    The driver must start the meter at the start of the journey.
    you'll be given a printed receipt at the end of the journey.
    unless pre-booked, only taxis bearing the official Brussels taxi sign are licensed to take you.

  • Carpooling

    • Carpoolplaza is Belgium’s largest carpooling platform, providing daily. 4500 carpool offers. Find now carpoolpartners and make your journey from and toward work more pleasant and economical. More info : www.carpoolplaza.be 
    • Cambio : you need a car from time to time?  Consider Cambio. Pay as you drive! With Cambio carsharing, you have a car ready where you want, when you want and without the costs and bother of an own car.  You drive, Cambio takes care of the car. More info: www.cambio.be
    • DriveNow : Need a car in Brussels? DriveNow is a joint venture between the BMW Group and Sixt and has 300 BMW and MINI parked in the streets of Brussels. Registered customers can rent them whenever they want, drive them wherever they want and park them in the streets anywhere in the business area (60 km2). All cars can be located and reserved with the DriveNow app. All is included in the 33 cents per minute price: fuel, parking tickets, insurance and taxes. More info : www.drive-now.com
    • Eventpool : fun starts in your car! Carpool or share a cab from and toward your favourite events (festivals, concerts, sport events, etc.). Share the fun, share your ride! More info : www.eventpool.be. A product of Taxistop. More info : www.taxistop.be
    • Ubeeqo : a car just when you need it. Experience absolute freedom using our three integrated services: 1. Car sharing: pick the nearest car to you and go wherever you feel like. 2. Car with driver: cover small distances in absolute comfort. 3. Rental car: superb for road trips, available through a local agent. Book, manage and pay with the 3 in 1 mobility app: www.ubeeqo.be
  • Waterbus

  • The Waterbus is a public transportation ON the canal, which allows you to commute – stress fee ! – between Brussels, Van Praet and Vilvoorde, an area experiencing a huge transformation. It navigates from May 1st till Octobre 31. The Waterbus is an extension of the public transport, because there is a seamless connection between the canal shuttle stops and bus, tram and subway stops, which makes existing and new tourist attractions, shopping and residential zones, shopping malls and business centres ease to reach. Bikes are welcome on board.
    www.waterbus.eu

  • Parking

  • For more than 50 years, the Interparking Group, a leader in the parking sector, has been a recognised expert in the design, development and operation of public car parks for off-street and on-street parking.
    http://www.interparking.com