The tram system in Brussels is one of the largest in the world and trams run both underground and above ground, which can confuse visitors thinking that the underground tram lines are the Brussels Metro, especially lines 3 and 4.
Currently, Brussels counts with 17 tram lines that run from the city centre to the outskirts. Some lines are worth highlighting as they pass through some of the capital’s top attractions:
- Lines 92 and 94: Tram 92 runs from Schaerbeek to Fort-Jaco and tram 94 runs from Avenue Louise to the Tram Museum. Both lines run on the upper part of town and stop in the Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park), the Royal Palace of Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Église Notre Dame du Sablon, le Palais de Justice and Avenue Louise.
- Lines 32 and 33: Although trams 32 and 33 only run from 8 pm onwards, both lines are very similar to the premetro lines 3 and 4. They both link the Gare du Midi with the city center, passing by Boulevard Anspach, home to numerous monuments and top things to see like the Grand Place and La Bourse.
- Line 51: Stops at Brupark (Atomium and Mini Europe). It is a good alternative to the metro line 6.
Timetable and frequency
The tram system timetable is very similar to the Brussels Metro. However, it depends on each line. Most open at 6 am and run until midnight.
You can check the timetable of a specific tram line on the STIB website:
You will find more information on the various travel cards and single-journey tickets available in Brussels, click here: Price of public transport in Brussels.