Stress-free ways to discover the city of Brussels
Once you arrive at Brussels Midi Station, public transport – metro, tram and bus – is there to take you anywhere you need to go in Brussels.
The main stations have additional mobility options: Villo! stations, Cambio car sharing and bike racks.
With the SNCB trains, which link up the most outlying districts in record time and the STIB services (metro, tram, bus) which travel to every district in the region’s 19 communes, getting around in the city is child’s play. So you can enjoy your stay without worrying about getting caught in traffic jams or the hassle of trying to find a parking space.
The The Brussels Card from €22, unmissable Visits in Brussels., gives you the keys to the city!
Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, this multi-purpose card gives you free access to the entire Brussels public transport network, and to more than 30 of the capital’s major museums.
Our cycle routes are constantly being improved to enable cyclists to get around safely. What’s more, the city now has 180 Villo! stations for shared bike hire – on average one station every 450 metres, and 4 bike points close to the main stations in Brussels (Brussels Central, Brussels Midi, Brussels Nord and Brussels Luxembourg).
A cycle map of the Brussels Region, with plenty of information on journeys by bike in the Region, is also available from the Maison des Cyclistes, the GRACQ, the European Union Cyclists’ Group (EUCG) and from bike points.
A guided tour by bike, with a Pro Velo specialist (Pro Velo Brussels - bike hire and guided bike tours)
The bike tours offered by the Pro Velo Association are the ideal way to discover the cultural heritage of Brussels. There’s a huge choice of themed routes, with dozens on the art de vivre, heritage, green spaces, history, different neighbourhoods, etc.
Cactus&co - bicycle rides in Brussels
Bike rides with a difference, in small groups with a laid-back atmosphere, to discover Brussels in another way.
Une balade en Segway
The Brussels Segwaytour offers an unusual cultural tour of the city. Your Segway ride through the capital of Europe will reveal some of its finest heritage sites and its most surprising hidden gems.
In Brussels, nowhere is very far to walk and the government is constantly seeking to make the city even more pedestrian-friendly, by repairing pavements, improving street lighting, creating walking routes linking up the various sites of interest, limiting more areas to 30km/hr, and creating new pedestrianised zones.
- Since autumn 2010, a 30km/hr speed limit has been applied to all the streets within the Pentagon.
- Foor Long-distance Footpaths (Grande Randonnées) linking Paris to Amsterdam pass through Brussels and the Grand Place.
Bruxelles Mobilité publishes a pedestrian route map with timings, known as the "TAP TAP". It tells you how much time it takes to walk between the main landmarks in Brussels, based on a walking speed of 4.5km/hr.
You can get hold of the map by calling this free number: 0800 94 001.
Cambio is a system for occasional car hire at excellent value rates. Every commune in Brussels has several Cambio stations.
Zen Car electric cars can also be hired for an hour or more via a subscription card. There are numerous Zen Car stations in the heart of Brussels.
The Collecto shared night taxi service is available from 200 departure points, at STIB stops. Every night between 23.00 and 06.00 it enables several passengers to travel together for a reasonable price.