Metro / Tram / Bus
The metro network in Brussels exists of 6 big metro lines, which get you around quickly. To get closer to your destination, take the tram and/or bus. Download the STIB-MIVB app to know when you can take the public transport within the city centre of Brussels.
Special deal for students under 25 years: The MOBIB transportation card costs only 50 euros (+ 5 euros card fee) for a whole year.
Just print this document, get a stamp on it by your university and go to the closest “BOOTIK”.
BOOTIK PORTE DE NAMUR: Station Porte de Namur, 1050 IXELLES
BOOTIK GARE DU MIDI: Station Gare du Midi, 1070 ANDERLECHT
BOOTIK DE BROUCKÈRE: Rue de l'Évêque 2, 1000 BRUXELLES
If you are interested in how to get home by night via public transport, check out this page.
Villo is the best option for those who love biking in the city, but don’t have a bike here in Brussels. Visit the website for more information, and to activate your account. To know where to get and leave your bike, use the Villo-app.
Pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at another. It is an easy-to-use system available 24/7. You pay 1,60 euros for a day and 33,60 euros for a semester. You can use the bike as much as you want for less than 30 minutes. If you go over the 30 minutes you will pay €0,5 to €2 extra depending on the extra time.
Do you want to ride your very own bike, day and night? Then BrikBike is the best option for you. You can rent a student bike for €45 per semester, with maintenance and bike lock included. More information and reservation on their website.
One of the perks of living in a small country is the fact that everything is closer by. You can easily travel around and visit the most important cities by train. You can buy your tickets easily at the different train stations in Brussels.
Special tickets for students under 26 years: Travel between two Belgian stations with the Go Pass. With the Go Pass 1, you will pay 13,20 euros [6,60 euros per trip]. With the Go Pass 10, you will pay 53 euros [5,30 euros per trip].
Check the timetable and calculate the price for your trip here.
Download the NMBS app to plan your trip and know from which platform your train is departing
For international travelling, there are several options. Travel to neighbouring countries by plane, train, bus or car.
The airport of Zaventem has a direct train connection with the Central Station or with a regular bus from the Schuman Station. The airport of Charleroi can be reached by train, but the shuttle bus from Brussels Midi is cheaper and faster.
You can travel to cities like Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris by bus. Check out Ouibus, Megabus or Flixbus. With your ESNcard you will also get a discount on your Flixbus ticket.
Another option to travel by car. Check out the website of Blablacar, you can find people that offer spots in their car. It’s a fun and cheap way of getting around.