MOBIB, a world of advantages
STIB will gradually replace its transport tickets with a single pass: MOBIB. This card offers new functionalities to make your journey more comfortable.
What is MOBIB?
It is a pass on which you can store transport contracts that best suit your needs: a free ticket for those younger than 12 or older than 65, a yearly or monthly season ticket, a ten journey or day contract. In short, too much to mention.
MOBIB differs from a card with a magnetic strip because your season ticket is stored on it. Thanks to its electronic chip there are no limits as to what you can store on this card. The pass is valid for 5 years.
You validate it every time you board a bus or tram or enter an underground station (even if you have a season ticket or when you change between lines).
To make the transition to MOBIB as easy as possible, both the old and new transport ticket remain valid during a couple of months.
It will make your life easier
You no longer need to take your ticket out of your wallet or handbag. Thanks to the ‘no contact' technology, your pass can be read by our MOBIB readers within a reach of 5 cm. No need anymore to stick your pass in a validating machine. Practical when traveling with kids or carrying bags.
Store the contract that best suits your needs
On one pass you can store different travel formulas at any time: a season ticket, a ten journey or day formula. You can also choose the date on which your season ticket has to start.
Avoid the queues
You can top up your MOBIB-card on the internet, at every underground station through our GO ticket machines and soon at the most important bus and tram stops. You can also top up your card in our BOOTIK and KIOSK sales outlets.
How to validate
Hold your MOBIB pass close to the validation zone, marked by the big IOI in the center. You will hear a beep which confirms the validation of your pass.
If you have several different contracts (max. 8) on your MOBIB-card then there is an order of priority in which they are automatically validated.
- Valid season contract
- 1 or 3 day contracts
- Journey contracts
- Single fare
You can find a MOBIB reader at the entry of every underground station and in every bus and tram. Every reader has a screen which displays on demand all the information on your card.
What else do you need to know about your MOBIB card?
Where can you get one?
Just bring a photograph, your passport and 5 euros to one of our BOOTIK and you will leave directly with your own personal MOBIB-card.
How much does it cost?
You only pay a refundable deposit of 5 euro. For this amount you receive your personal pass and lots of benefits. If you no longer use your card, the deposit is refunded pro rata the number of years you have used it.
Where can you top it up?
On the internet (www.stib.be), at the GO ticket machines and in our BOOTIK and KIOSK sales outlets.
Where can you use it?
On the STIB network, in the partner museums of the Brussels card and with Cambio and Villo!. In the future you will also be able to use it on the networks of De Lijn, TEC, SNCB, and Thalys and the other partners of STIB (interparking).
Who can enjoy it
Everybody who wishes to travel on the STIB network and enjoy its benefits can apply for a MOBIB pass.