The transport system in Brussels is not as efficient as the metro in Madrid for example or as large as London’s tube. 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 in a metro, bus or tram machine. During that time, you can change lines or means of transport.
- One-way ticket: 2,10€ (US$2.3) (2,50€ (US$2.8) when you buy it on a bus or tram)
- Return ticket: 4,20€ (US$4.7) (you have to use the return ticket in the following twenty-four hours)
- Five-journey ticket: 8€ (US$8.9)
- Ten-journey ticket: 14€ (US$15.6)
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$8.4)
Where to purchase the transport ticket?
All transport tickets and travel cards can be bought in any metro station or in the city’s 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.