Some tips about
transportation in Brussels
How to come to the events
You should know Brussels is fairly congested. Over 300 000 vehicles enter and leave the city each day and this number is constantly rising. The number of parking spaces available in the city has reached saturation point (although spaces can often be found in paying car parks).
The European Parliament:
How to reach the Parliament
Bus lines: 12, 21, 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 71, 80, 95 (Place Luxembourg)
Metro: Trône/ Troon Lines 2 and 6
Villo: Brussels public Bike transportation stop in front of the European Parliament
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
How to reach the university
Bus lines: 71, 72, 95
Tram lines: 25, 94
Metro: Line 5 and bus 71, 72
The STIB network has 4 metro lines, 18 tram lines, 50 bus lines and 11 night bus lines. This network run between 5 in the morning and midnight, although services are very frequent at peak hours, they are much less regular after the evening rush hour.
There are many different types of tickets to suit all passengers’ needs, ranging from a single ticket to an annual season ticket. There are also different rates according to age.
Don’t forget to validate your ticket whenever you get on a metro, tram or bus; as a single ticket is valid for one hour irrespective of the number of times you change. Fines are very high and tickets are checked frequently. They also operate special services for the disabled.
Arrival to Brussels
It is located in Zaventem, about 15 km from the centre of the city. The airport is easily
reached by road, rail (Airport City Express) or bus 12 (Airport line).
Low-cost airlines operate here and it's situated in Gosselies, Charleroi, about 62 km from Brussels. If you come from there you will have to take the Brussels City Shuttle, that will take you to the Gare de Midi https://www.brussels-city-shuttle.com/es#/
The Belgian rail network is one of the most highly developed in the world: it has over 4000 km of lines serving most towns and cities.
There is no terminus in the main stations in Brussels. Trains operate between all stations and your ticket is valid everywhere. Many international trains serve a number of stations, with exception of the TGV, Thalys and Eurostar which only run from the Brussels Midi Station
There are 28 stations in Brussels and the five main stations in Brussels are:
Brussels Midi Station
Brussels Central Station
Brussels North Station
Brussels Schuman station
The rail network is under-utilised in Brussels despite being the quickest way of getting around.