Transport in Brussels: Optimize your trips


Brussels has 4 main subway lines: Line 1 of magenta Station west to Stockel, line 2 red Simonis-Leopold II Simonis-Elizabeth Erasmus line 5 to Hermann-yellow Debroux and line 6 of blue Simonis Elizabeth to King Baudouin. Lines 3 and 4 are tramlines. Subways and trams run from 5:30 am to 23 hours. A bus service also provides transportation in the city of Brussels. The transport is less frequent during the school holidays.

Passengers can purchase tickets from the stations and machines becoming available. The metro stations are decorated with works of art and paintings by artists. There are maps and city guides. To take public transportation, take a map. There are two kinds of cards: the MOBIB, these are electronic cards that have been introduced to replace traditional JUMP. A MOBIB card for a single trip costs around 1.5 euros at the counter and ATM and around 2 euros on the bus. cards 5 or 10 trips are available and are cheaper. These cards are not registered and the same card can be used by several passengers simultaneously. There are also unlimited cards for one or three days. Some lines do not obey this billing scheme as the line passing to and from the airport.

The passengers are allowed to take their bikes on subways and trams with a limitation of two bikes per tram . Several hundred cycle parking were installed in Brussels. There are stations in metros and tramways.

Taxis in Brussels are blue or black with yellow and black checkered stripes. There is even limousines and minibuses with 7 seats. There are taxis equipped to carry wheelchairs. The cost of a taxi ride varies and support costs around 2.5 euros. The price per kilometer depends on the area. Billing becomes more expensive from 22 pm to 6 am. Metros, trams and walking are favored to taxis and cars during peak hours.