In April 2009 the extension of the subway of Brussels to six lines, a considerable number if you consider that it is only for 145 thousand people. From there, the buses They are a complementary means of public transport in the city. Both these and the city tram and subway are from the same private company: STIB (“Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles”).
A ticket of bus Simple costs € 1.60. A card can be used to buy a 10-ticket pass on public transport for € 12.30. A one-hour ticket costs € 1.70 if pre-purchased, but is also available for € 2 if you buy it from the driver. There are also one-day tickets for € 4.50; and for three, at € 9.00. We recommend paying the exact amount as the driver is not obliged to give more than € 5 change.
Most lines work Monday through Sunday from 05:00 until midnight. Noctis, the line of buses Night, it works on Fridays and Saturdays until 03:00. It has 17 buses that go to the city every 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that the historic center of Brussels It is only about 300 by 400 meters. Therefore, it is likely that you do not make much use of buses.