The Brussels Metro consists of four lines going through the central part of the city and connecting it to remote districts. On the maps they are coded with numbers and colours: M1 (purple), M2 (orange), M5 (yellow) and M6 (blue). Central lines of the metro intertwine with tram lines T3 (light-green) and T4 (pink), T7(golden) making interchanges possible and fast. Working hours: from 5.30 a.m. till 0.30 a.m. Please note that the metro opens at 6 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
The cost of a journey is € 2.10. The ticket for 24 hours costs € 7.50. Additionally, rechargeable cards like MoBIB can be used. Its cost makes € 5.00. For instance, 5 journeys with MoBIB will cost € 8.00, 10 journeys – € 14.00. The card can be converted into an unlimited travel pass for 24 hours (€ 7.50), 48 hours (€ 14.00) and 72 hours (€ 18.00). There are also unlimited cards (STIB and MTB) with the expiry period from 1 month to 1 year, costing from € 49.00 to € 583.00 respectively.
Tickets can be purchased at the stations from ticket machines which accept coins and bank cards. Stations are entered through ticket barriers. The ticket shall be kept until the end of the journey.