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Transports in Brussels
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.
Koningsstraat / Rue Royale 76 | Brussels 1000
Info : Tel 070 23 2000
Open from Monday to Friday: 8a.m. - 7p.m. Saturday : 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check STIB's website
Maps of the network are available free of charge from the information service at the metro stations and at the welcome desks of the tourist offices Visitbrussels Town Hall of Brussels, Grand-Place | 1000 Brussels and BIP - rue Royale 2-4 | Brussels 1000
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
at Brussels International - Tourism, Town Hall, Grand-Place | 1000 (1-day cards only) and BIP - rue Royale 2-4 | Brussels 1000
single ticket JUMP: 2,00 € (presales) / 2,50 €
card for 5 journeys JUMP : 7,50€
card for 10 journeys JUMP: 13,00 €
1-day card JUMP : 6,00€
airport line one way ticket: 4,50 € (presales) / 6,00 €
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 : Information and thematic tours:
T (0)2 502 73 55
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
Rent a bike everywhere in the city !
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
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.
CCN - Service régional des Taxis et Limousines
rue du Progrès 80 bte 1 • 1030 T 0800/94 001
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.
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