In Belgium, different regions have their own transportation systems. This article will explain Bus, Tram, Metro information in Flanders (Flemish) Region, including Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, Zeebrugge, Oostende.
*Brussels has a different public transportation network. For more information, refer to Public Transportation in Brussels page.
De Lijn – Operating Company
De Lijn is a company run by the Flemish government to provide public transportation in North Belgium.
- Antwerp…Buses, Trams, Pre-metros
- Ghent…Buses, Trams
- Zeebrugge / Oostende…Buses, Coast Tram (tram line connecting France, Belgium and Netherlands coast area. Also called Kusttram)
- Brussels Airport – Brussels City center...one bus line operated by De Lijn,
How to Buy Tickets
De Lijn has a very simple fare system: the same price for all transportation.
Use the official De Lijn App
We strongly recommend to install the De Lijn App on your smartphone. You can buy tickets (as a QR code) online and use the QR code when you get on any buses, trams, pre-metros operated by De Lijn.
Use De Lijn Website
You can also buy your ticket on the De Lijn Official website.
A Lijnwinkel, which translates to “Line Shop” in English, is a actual store where you can buy tickets either at the service counters or ticket vending machines. These shops are typically found near major stations. Keep in mind that their opening hours might be limited, and finding a location can sometimes be a challenge, and there might be long customer queues.