You can travel to and from Brussels Airport Zaventem using bus line 12. A specific rate is applicable: you need an Airport ticket or a 24h/48h/72h ticket. More info about the Airport Bus can be found on this page of our website. If you want to take the train to the airport, you will have to buy a ticket from the railway company SNCB-NMBS. The SNCB-NMBS has devoted a webpage to its airport train.
In case of an unplanned disruption, the relevant info will be published on stib.brussels (home page, right side, tab "Social"), on our mobile app (trip planner or timetable screen, after selecting a stop) and on our @STIBMIVB Twitter feed.
You can also track the realtime position of our vehicles on our website or our app.
You can directly access timetables from the home page ("realtime and timetables", right insert), or you can use the dedicated page. You will simply have to select a line, a direction, and a departure stop. Timetable sheets are available in the right-hand column.
You can also track the realtime position of our vehicles on our website or our app.
Do timetables change during school holidays? What are the exact dates?
Dates of school holidays can vary from one year to another. The modified white and blue timetables are on a stop’s timetable sheet, with mention of applicable holiday start and end dates. Stop timetables are also available on our website, in the right-hand column after selecting a stop, under Downloads, Timetable at stop.
You can request one using our contact form, which contains the option "I wish to obtain a certificate or proof". In case of a major disruption, a disruption certificate is generally available on the home page of our website.
What is the difference between BOOTIK and KIOSK points of sales?
KIOSKs are points of sales dedicated to quick sales (e.g. renewing a subscription, buying tickets and replacing a MOBIB card). They cannot handle more specific operations which require an identity check (e.g. creating a new personal MOBIB card, delivering duplicates, updating the customer profile, dealing with refunds, exchanging tickets).
BOOTIKs are larger points of sales; you can go there for any operation. Please note that the waiting times in our BOOTIKs can therefore be a bit longer during peak times.
You can, but only single fares are available on vehicles. A ticket bought on a vehicle is also more expensive (€2.50 instead of €2.10 for regular tickets, €6 instead of €4.5 for Airport Line tickets). Please note that drivers can only give back change on €5; you should make sure you have change.
What should I do if the GO vending machine does not work?
We recommend going to another sales outlet to buy a ticket. You can find the closest sales outlet using our Store Locator.
It is also possible to buy a ticket on the bus or tram, but it will be more expensive (€2.50 instead of €2.10 for regular tickets, €6 instead of €4.5 for Airport Line tickets). Please note that drivers can only give back change on €5; you should make sure you have change.
I paid for my ticket, but the vending machine didn't deliver it or it was not loaded on my MOBIB card. What should I do?
If you received a ticket called "ticket préjudice/tegoedbon", you should go to a KIOSK or a BOOTIK with this ticket, in order to have the ticket you purchased delivered. If you did not, please fill in our contact form with the following information:
date and time of purchase
bank extract mentioning the payment
location of the vending machine (please mention the machine number, i.e. five digits circled on the top right corner)
Why is it necessary to wait 4 days for a subscription bought online to be loaded on a MOBIB card?
A physical contact between our devices and your MOBIB card is needed to update the tickets on your MOBIB card. Such a contact is made when validating or when placing the card on a GO vending machine.
GO vending machines and validating machines located in stations are connected to the Internet and synchronised overnight, which allows the update to happen 24 hours after purchase.
Validating machines on buses and trams however need to be synchronised in the depots, which is only done every four days. As a consequence, the beginning date of a subscription is automatically set to D+4 when using the online purchase without card reader.
If you want to be able to use a ticket or subscription immediately after purchase, you should choose option 1 "Reload immediately" with an eID card reader. Given that the MOBIB card itself is then connected to our system through the card reader, the ticket or subscription will be loaded on the MOBIB card immediately.
You can also go to one of our sales outlets if you need your ticket to be immediately available.
If you want to know how many tickets are left on your card, you only have to place your MOBIB card on the reader of a GO vending machine or push the "info" button of a validating machine, and then present your card during the beep tones; the tickets left on your card will appear on the screen.
Regular subscriptions can be renewed online, in a KIOSK or BOOTIK point of sales or on a GO vending machine. If you have a subscription requiring specific conditions (school season ticket, 65+, PRRB, S...), all necessary information for each type is available on the page "season tickets and renew".
You can get a proof of payment in a KIOSK or BOOTIK point of sales or by choosing the relevant option in our contact form. Please note that KIOSKs can only deliver proofs of payment as long as the ticket or subscription is still valid.
Proofs of payment for expired subscriptions or tickets can only be delivered in BOOTIKs or through our online contact form (only for nominative MOBIB card, not possible for MOBIB Basic cards).
Can I take De Lijn, TEC and the SNCB/NMBS trains with my ticket or subscription?
Disposable tickets as well as the following subscriptions are only valid on the STIB-MIVB network: STIB-MIVB, PRRD, S and 65+. MTB subscriptions and tickets loaded on a MOBIB card are also valid on TEC, De Lijn and SNCB/NMBS lines within Brussels (the so-called MTB zone). The actual limits of the MTB zone are shown on the network map, as well as on our page "The MTB zone".
Why do only a few fares, or even none, appear when I validate my card, while I reloaded it?
Validating machines count down the number of fares that are left on one ticket at a time; they do not add up the various tickets present on a card. For example, if you have 33 fares on your card, the validating machine will show "3 remaining journeys", as there a 3 fares left on one of your 10-journey tickets. As soon as all the journeys on this ticket will be used, the machine will take the next ticket into account and a new countdown will begin from 10.
If you want to know the total amount of fares left on your MOBIB card, you can simply place it on the reader of a GO vending machine or push the "info" button of a validating machine, and then present your card during the beep tones; the number of fares left on each of your tickets will appear on the screen. You can also check your MOBIB card’s balance through MyBOOTIK.
The amount refunded will be determined as follows: yearly subscription price minus €10 administrative costs, minus corresponding monthly subscription price for each started month (e.g. after three months using a STIB yearly season ticket: €499 - €10 - (3 x €49) = amount refunded).
Any other ticket or subscription is none refundable.
I lost something on the network. What should I do?
If you have just lost an item in a bus, tram or metro, we suggest waiting for the same vehicle in the other direction, in order to directly ask the driver whether they have found it.
If not, or in any other case, you should fill in our contact form in order to report the loss.
For items that cannot be identified or distinguished easily (ordinary clothing, keys, mobile phones...), you should go directly to the Lost and found office in Botanique/Kruidtuin station (open on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 12 am to 6 pm). As collecting and cataloguing found items can take a few days, we recommend waiting about 5 days before going to the Lost and Found.
Why do I have to wait several days to find out whether a lost item has been found?
All items recovered by a field agent are brought to a depot, where they are picked up by our postal services, in order to be transferred to our Lost and found office. The items are sorted and catalogued afterwards, so they can be identified and handed over to their owners. These steps can take up several days.
You can hand it over to any STIB-MIVB agent on our network (driver, field agent, point of sales...) or send it to the following address: STIB-MIVB Customer Care, rue Royale/Koningsstraat 76, 1000 Brussels.
The fine for not holding a valid and/or validated ticket is €107.
If you incur a second fine within 24 months, its amount will be set at €214.
Using someone else’s personal MOBIB card will lead to a €408 fine.
If you have a valid subscription, but didn't validate it, the fine will be €10, provided that it is paid within 10 working days. Otherwise, the amount will be increased to €107. It is always possible to write to email@example.com for any additional information.
I was fined. What bank account and communication should I use?
Fines must be paid on the following bank account: BE78 0963 2093 1086. The structured communication is the barcode mentioned on the document you received after the ticket inspection. If you no longer have the document, you can contact our "Infractions/Inbreuken" department using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are allowed to carry your bicycle for free in our metro trains and low-floor trams (those without steps), except from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 6.30 pm. Folding bicycles may be carried on our buses, trams and metro trains at any time, provided they are completely folded. You will find additional information in our "Bicycle guide for passengers".