What are the consequences for you?
If you live outside Brussels:
With a Brupass XL, you can move about in Brussels and in an extended zone of 11,5 km around the city center with a only one transport ticket. For instance, if you live in Grand-Bigard/Groot-Bijgaarden and work in Brussels, you can take the train and the metro with your Brupass XL.
The Brupass XL product range includes single and multiple fares (e.g.: Brupass XL 1 journey) or season tickets options (e.g.: Brupass XL 1 month).
If you currently use an MTB season ticket or purchase JUMP tickets:
As of 1 February, when reloading your MOBIB card, you will have to reload it with products named Brupass 1 journey, Brupass 10 journeys, Brupass 1 month, Brupass school, etc.
What is the Brupass XL zone?
It is a zone of 11,5 km around Brussels, which covers some municipalities of the Flemish Brabant, serviced by the SNCB-NMBS, TEC and De Lijn. This extended zone includes 17 train stations and almost 200 bus stops of TEC and De Lijn. Here you will have a clear view of the zone and to know whether it includes your station or bus stop.
The geographical limits of the zone, formerly called MTB, remain unchanged. It is now renamed “Brupass zone”.
Products prices (as from the 1st of Februaru 2021) :
About the BRUPASS XL zone :
- Brupass XL tickets :
- BRUPASS XL 1 journey 3 €
- BRUPASS XL 10 journeys 20 €
- Brupass XL season tickets :
- BRUPASS XL 1 month 74 €
- BRUPASS XL 12 months 775 €
About the BRUPASS zone:
- Ex-JUMP products:
- BRUPASS 1 journey 2,4 €
- BRUPASS 10 journeys 15 €
- BRUPASS 1 day 7,5 €
- Ex-MTB season tickets:
- BRUPASS 1 month 55,5 €
- BRUPASS school 90 €
- BRUPASS 12 months 583 €
The various BRUPASS and BRUPASS XL products are added to the classic tariff range of the four operators. The new BRUPASS and BRUPASS XL tickets will be accessible via their respective sales channels, with the exception of the BRUPASS school ticket, which will be sold exclusively by STIB, and the BRUPASS XL 1 and 10 trip tickets, which will not be sold by De Lijn.
Combining a Brupass ticket and a Brupass XL ticket? In that case, you might want to use a second MOBIB Basic card in order to make a clear distinction between both zones. Since it is not possible to know your destination, using a second card (MOBIB Basic) will always allow you to always validate the right transport ticket. This is only the case if you wish to have both Brupass and Brupass XL tickets simultaneously on your card.
*Prices for STIB 1 month (€49), STIB 12 months (€499) and school STIB school (€50) season tickets are unchanged.
Why these changes?
For two simple reasons:
To allow an easier shift between public transport operators. You will only need one Brupass XL ticket to take your train or bus towards Brussels and connect to the metro or tram, for instance.
To make things clearer by grouping all the interoperator tickets valid in Brussels under one unique name: Brupass.
Where should you validate?
For STIB-MIVB, De Lijn and TEC, simply validate your MOBIB card on the validating machines in the stations and vehicles.
If you use a Brupass ticket to travel with SNCB-NMBS, you will need to validate your MOBIB card on an SNCB-NMBS vending machine by selecting “Validation Brupass” before boarding. If you have a Brupass season ticket, simply show your MOBIB card to the train attendant.