Getting around in Brussels
The «Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles», better known as STIB, is the main public transport operator in Brussels. Thanks to our underground, tram and bus lines, our network can take you to the four corners of the city each and every day.
Unlike many other cities, STIB trams, buses and metros form one and the same network. So you can switch easily from one to the other with the same ticket.
Most of our lines run from Monday to Sunday, 5:00 AM to midnight. Some lines however are used in the evenings or on weekends. For more information on our lines, see our network map or timetables. Other lines run only between midnight and three in the morning (see Noctis).
Learn about the other public transport companies which also operate within the Brussels-Capital region.
STIB serves the Brussels airport. Our Airport Line will take you to the airport from the European quarter, right next to the commercial and tourist heart of the upper town, in scarcely 30 minutes.
When is your tram, bus or metro coming? The next departures in real time are indicated in all our underground stations and at the most important stops. But you can also use your mobile phone which will give you the next departures in realtime.
We undertake to offer you a quality service. Different criteria (information, punctuality, regularity, accessibility, comfort, cleanliness, fight against fraud, reception, etc.) are measured regularly by independent observers. Depending on the results, we take appropriate action to improve the quality of our service even more. More than promises, these are real and concrete commitments.
The Brussels metro is a real museum. More than sixty works of art decorate the platforms and corridors of the stations, making the network the country's largest art gallery, for all genres: paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass... and all materials: from canvas to bronze and wood to glass via steel. Famous artists such as Delvaux, Folon and Hergé have contributed works