Moving Around



How to travel by public transport, on foot, by bike, by car…? Both in Brussels and Wallonia, the public transport network is very present in the city.
Here you can find some useful information regarding the different means of transport inside and outside the city:

On foot


If you have just arrived in Brussels, we advise you to obtain a map of Brussels to make it easier for you to get around in the city. Free maps of the city are available in most hotels, as well as at the Tourist Office on the Grand-Place in Brussels.
In the big cities of Wallonia, there are also maps available in the Tourist Offices.
There are also online maps, including those on the site of the publisher De Rouck (Maps - Welcome to De Rouck), or on the Mappy site
(Mappy - Road Guide), which is adapted to pedestrians, as a ‘pedestrian’ option in the interface allows you to obtain an itinerary 'on foot' that takes account of streets and alleys that are not accessible to cars.
The efforts made by the STIB, the Brussels public transport system, are also worth highlighting. Their site enables you not only to find the public transport stop closest to your home, but also to calculate how long it will take to travel from one address to another by a combination of walking and public transport!

SOCIÉTÉ DES TRANSPORTS
INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES
S.T.I.B.
Avenue de la Toison d’Or, 15
B-1050 BRUSSELS

Info: 0900/10.310
P+R in Brussels

Metro, tram and bus – transport in the city


In the big cities you will find a well organised transport network: tramways and autobuses, as well as the metro in Brussels. There are combined tickets and traveling cards at reduced rates.
In Brussels, the STIB is Belgium’s leading urban public transport company. It serves the 19 towns of the Brussels-Capital Region and ten other towns on the outskirts of the city.

The Brussels metro network consists of three lines and 2 pre-metro axes.

The entire public transport network is runned by the STIB, which provides a range of very useful services for regular or occasional passengers wishing to travel around Brussels, on its Internet site STIB - Brussels Transport.

However, the STIB is not the only company to provide public transport in Brussels. In fact, the Flemish and Walloon bus companies each have routes that run through the city, linking Brussels to its outskirts:

In the French-speaking part of the country, TEC buses run in the Brussels Region: Société Régionale Wallonne (select the section "Itinéraires").

For the Dutch-speaking part of the country, several De Lijn bus routes have a connection with Brussels: De Lijn (select the section 'Reisinformatie', then the option 'Reiswegplanner' on the basis of your towns of departure and arrival).
To move around in Wallonia with the public transport, you can contact the following companies:

SOCIÉTÉ RÉGIONALE WALLONNE
DU TRANSPORT - S.R.W.T.
Avenue Gouverneur Bovesse, 96
B-5100 NAMUR (Jambes)
Tel. +32/(0)81/32.27.11
Fax +32/(0)81/32.27.10
Société Régionale Wallonne

TRANSPORT EN COMMUN
T.E.C. - WALLONIE
TEC Brabant Wallon
Tel. +32/(0)10/23.53.53
Société Régionale Wallonne

TEC Liège - Verviers
Tel. +32/(0)4/361.94.44
https://www.tec-liege-verviers.be

TEC Namur - Luxembourg
Tel. +32/(0)81/25.35.55
https://www.tec-namur-luxembourg.be

TEC Hainaut - Mons
Tel. +32/(0)65/38.88.11

TEC Hainaut - Charleroi
Tel. +32/(0)71/23.41.11

Vélo


A specific website is dedicated to bikes in the Brussels Capital Region.
This website contains an impressive quantity of very useful information for daily or occasional cyclists:
The following links provide you with extra information:
Les Cyclistes Quotidiens
Brussels Capital by bike
Pro Velo

Train



As the SNCB, the Belgian railway company, SNCB Railway Transport has 28 stations in the Region, it is quite appropriate to say that the train is a useful and practical means of transport when travelling in Brussels, just like other modes of public transport.


Taxi



There are almost 1300 taxis in the Brussels-Capital Region, 81 of which are adapted for those with reduced mobility, as well as 89 chauffeur-driven hire vehicles.

Please consult our two sites to find answers to all your questions:

Brussels Taxi where you can submit requests and complaints
Taxi ! which provides a wealth of information about taxis.
You can also contact our multilingual call centre on 0800/14.795, where they will endeavour to respond to all your requests

This is accessible from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm . Outside these hours, an answering machine will record your message.

© Administration bruxelloise de l'Equipement et des Déplacements - Direction des Taxis et des Transports réguliers spécialisé


Car and motorbike



Traffic in Brussels, as in any large city, is dense.

The Mappy site (Mappy - Road Guide) provides very practical assistance for those who need to get to an address in Brussels by car or motorbike.
The Let’s Move site (Let's Move) also provides road maps and well-organised route planning.
The Via Michelin site is another good reference: Via Michelin. Via Michelin.

Remember that the speed limit throughout Brussels is 50 km/h. There are certain exceptions to this, including: clearly indicated expressways on which the maximum speed is set at 70 km/h, residential areas where the speed is limited to 30 km/h.

If you do not have a vehicle, but would like to rent one while you are in Brussels, or for a special occasion, most of the international car (and often motorbike) hire firms have a branch at Brussels National airport (Zaventem) and at the Gare du Midi (Eurostar and Thalys terminals). These include in particular:
Rent-a-car: Rent a car
Avis: Avis
Hertz: Hertz

There are also carpooling/car sharing systems:
Le carpooling ou co-voiturage, initié par Taxistop, vous permet de trouver une personne pour vous déplacer ensemble vers, par exemple, votre lieu de travail, et d'ainsi partager les frais : Carpool
Car sharing, initiated by Cambio (Cambio) and Taxistop (Taxistop - Partage de voitures) is a system providing vehicles at various points around Brussels that can be borrowed for short periods (to go shopping, for instance).

Transport fluvial


It is a little known fact that Brussels has a port and is therefore also an important city on the Belgian shipping scene as regards inland waterways.
Over 300 companies have premises in the port, and over 70% of the traffic that passes through the port is international.

The Port of Brussels can be reached at the following address:
Place des Armateurs 6, in 1000 Brussels
Tel. : (+32.2) 420.67.00
Fax: (+32.2) 420.69.74
E-mail: [email protected]

Site internet : Port of Brussels

The Port of Brussels is a member of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP), which aims to promote seagoing and inland waterway traffic in Europe.

The EFIP has an Internet site (www.inlandports.be) and can be contacted at the following address:
Place des Armateurs 6, in 1000 Brussels
Tel. : (+32.2) 420.70.37
Fax: (+32.2) 420.03.71
E-mail: [email protected]

Vous trouverez également des informations sur les autres ports du pays sur le site Office de Promotion des Voies Navigables

Inland waterway activities are also available for tourists and enthusiasts in the Brussels-Capital Region, including boat trips in the Port of Brussels or cruises on the Scheldt in Brussels and Vilvoorde (e.g.):

LES PARCOURS DE LA FONDERIE 2008 (BRUXELLES).

Other activities also allow you to discover the charms of Wallonia (e.g.):

BATEAU PAYS DE LIEGE - CROISIERES SUR LA MEUSE (BLEGNY),
BATEAU PENICHE EMBRUN : NAVIGATION D'UNE JOURNEE (LIEGE),
BATEAU PENICHE EMBRUN : NAVIGATION DE 5 OU 7 JOURS (LIEGE),
BATEAUX BAYARD (DINANT),
PORT DE PLAISANCE DE JAMBES - PLAGE D'AMEE (JAMBES)).

Compiled in collaboration with the CIRB CIBG BRIC - Informatics Centre for the Brussels Region