Brussels Metro Ticket: Despite being one of the most modern metros in Europe (the first opened in the seventies), Brussels Metro is very limited and gives the impression that it is old and a little unclean; although this doesn’t mean that it isn’t efficient. The range of some of the lines is insufficient and you will find that you will need to change means of transport regularly to get to your destination.
|Metro Name||Métro de Bruxelles|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||4 metro lines (M1,M2,M5,M6)|
3 premetro lines (T3,T4,T7)
|Number of stations||59 (metro only)|
69 (w/ premetro)
|Annual ridership||138.3 million (2013)|
|Began operation||20 September 1976; 43 years ago|
|Number of vehicles||66|
Most of the common section of the first two metro lines (between De Brouckère metro station and Schuman station) was inaugurated on 17 December 1969 as premetro tramways, converted in 1976 to the first two lines of the metro, then considered as one line with two branches, between De Brouckère and Tomberg and De Brouckère and Beaulieu.
The metro is administered by STIB/MIVB (French: Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles, Dutch: Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel). In 2011, the metro was used for 125.8 million journeys, and it was used for 138.3 million journeys in 2012. The metro is an important means of transport, connecting with six railway stations of the National Railway Company of Belgium, and many tram and bus stops operated by STIB/MIVB, and with Flemish De Lijn and Walloon TEC bus stops.
Metro Ticket Fare
Brussels metro ticket fare starts from € 2.40 (US$ 2.60) for one-way and maximum tickets available at € 15.60 (US$ 17.10); Book tickets on official metro ticket website.
Single and Multiple Jounery
A one-way ticket in Brussels is valid for an hour once you have validated it on a metro, bus, or tram machine. During that time, you can change between lines or form of transport.
- One-way ticket: € 2.40 (US$ 2.60)
- Five-journey ticket: € 8 (US$ 8.80)
- Ten-journey ticket: € 15.60 (US$ 17.10)
- Brupass 1 Day: Price: €8.40
- GO2CITY 1 JOURNEY – Price on the contactless validating machine: €7.00 – Price at a sales point: €7.50
- GO2CITY 10 JOURNEYS – Price: €46
Remember to always validate your ticket otherwise, you could get fined.
STIB-MIVB Monthly Pass: For a month – €49,00
STIB-MIVB Annual Pass: For a year – €499,00
Metro Travel cards
If you are staying in Brussels for a few days, you might prefer to buy a travel card that is valid for one or several days based on your requirement. These travel cards are valid for a day not 24-hours like other cities. This means that if you validate a ticket in the afternoon, it will expire at midnight that same day.
- One-day travel card: € 7.80 (US$ 8.60)
MOBIB: MOBIB card is one of the best reloadable card which allows you to travel very easily in the city of Brussels without any hassle. You can go for tickets which are also available in paper form.
MOBIB CARD COST? the MOBIB card costs €5.00 to create. This card remains valid for 5 years. After 5 years, you will need to renew it.
MOBIB BASIC CARD COST? the MOBIB basic card costs €5.00 to create. This card remains valid for 5 years. After 5 years, you will need to renew it.
Book tickets on official website, Check more information.
Brussels Metro Line
In the city center two of the metro lines merge into one, this means that there are essentially only three metro lines in most parts of Brussels, which in our opinion is insufficient.
- Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation.
- Étangs Noirs/Zwarte Vijvers.
- Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen.
- De Brouckère.
- Gare Centrale/Centraal Station.
- Line 1: Gare de l’Ouest – Stockel
- Line 2: Elisabeth* – Simonis: actually only reinforcing line 6
- Line 5: Erasme – Herrmann-Debroux
- Line 6: Roi Baudouin – Simonis* – Gare de l’Ouest – Gare du Midi – Elisabeth*
- Lines 1 and 5: Run between the east and west parts of the city. You’ll need to take these lines to get to Brussels Park and the Cinquantenaire.
- Lines 2 and 6: These are circle lines. Line 6 runs to Brupark, the metro stop for the Atomium and Mini Europe.
|Line 1 (M)||Line 2 (M)||Line 5 (M)||Line 6 (M)|
|Gare de l’Ouest / WeststationStockel / Stokkel||SimonisElisabeth||Erasme / ErasmusHerrmann-Debroux||Roi Baudouin / Koning BoudewijnElisabeth|
- Lines 3 and 4: Run between the north and south parts of Brussels. These lines are useful if you need to get from the Gare du Midi to the center.
|Line 3 (T)||Line 4 (T)||Line 4 (T)||Line 25 (T) [fr; nl]|
|EsplanadeChurchill||Gare du Nord / NoordstationStalle car park||Heysel / HeizelVanderkindere||RogierGare de Boondael / Boondaal station|
Timetables and frequency
The “Métro de Bruxelles” opens during the weekdays at 5:30 am and closes at midnight. On Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, the metro runs from 6 am – 12 pm. Some lines like 3 and 4 run from 5 am onwards.
The frequency of the Brussels Metro depends on the time of day and the day of the week, for example, a metro runs every 6 to 10 minutes during the peak hours. After peak hours, the metro runs every 20 minutes. Keep in mind that in the city center two metro lines run on the same track so you will rarely have to wait 20 minutes for a metro.
Brussels Metro map
Brussels Metro is made up of six lines, four of which are conventional and two are premetro lines.
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