The transport system in Brussels is not as efficient as the metro in Madrid for example or as extensive as cities such as London. On a positive note, a one-journey is not very expensive and the travel cards are relatively cheap.
Price of a one-way journey ticket
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: € 2.10 (US$ 2.50) (€ 2.50 (US$ 3) when you buy it on a bus or tram)
- Return ticket: € 4.20 (US$ 5) (you have to use the return ticket in the following twenty-four hours)
- Five-journey ticket: € 8 (US$ 9.60)
- Ten-journey ticket: € 14 (US$ 16.80)
Remember to always validate your ticket otherwise, you could get fined.
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. 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: € 7.50 (US$ 9)
Where to purchase a transport ticket?
All transport tickets and travel cards can be bought in any metro station or at a city newsstand.
You can buy a one-way journey ticket from any bus or tram driver if you catch the tram or bus without having a ticket, but these have a small supplement.