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Mobility

Mobility

On this page you will find our advice with respect to travelling to Brussels and moving about within the city. 

Getting around Brussels 

To get to the different buildings that will be open for visitors during the biennial or the BANAD Festival, we recommend that you leave your car at home. Instead, you could use a bicycle or public transport because they are usually faster than driving and you will avoid losing time looking for parking spaces near each building.


Bicycle promotion


Cycling is an ideal way to travel between the various districts where the festival is being held.

It offers an unequaled sense of freedom, and it allows you to admire the different facets and the atmosphere of the city while being out in the fresh air. It is neither too fast nor too slow and is an easy way to travel from the city centre to the suburbs.

On a bicycle, you can choose your own itinerary and stops, while pedalling at your own speed, off the beaten track.

Pro Velo 

Pro Velo offers you a 20% discount on the rental of a bicycle upon presentation of the Biennial or BANAD Festival ticket*.

*you must pay a deposit of €150 per bike (in cash or by Visa credit card) for the hire period.

Show proof of participation of the biennial or the BANAD Festival to receive a discount.

Info and reservations - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 02 502 73 55


Hiring places

ICR (Regional Cycle Routes) 

You can hire bicycles during the weekends of the festival from:

Blue Bike: at every Belgian railway station (SNCB/ NMBS) - for more info

Villo: at all Villo bike docking stations (the public bike rental service in the Brussels Region) - for more info

Alternatively, you could also rent a bike through an app on your smartphone.

To travel around Brussels without using a public transport card, you can cycle along the ICR (Regional Cycle Routes), a network of marked routes that link up the city's districts. The routes run along converted streets and specially built cycle paths and are indicated by this sign:

For more info

How to find a good bike route

To find the best route between the different activities, you can use the tool on this web site: Bike.Brussels

Two volunteers who love biking have recently created a network of nodes in the Brussels area. While not yet official (that should happen over the coming years), the network might be interesting when planning your itinerary.

Getting around on public transport (STIB)

A 10-journey card (costing €15,60) per person should cover all your journeys each weekend. The card is valid on journeys on the STIB bus, tram and metro network. The festival website and each weekend's programme list the nearest public transport stop and routes for each building.

for more info

Taking the train (SNCB)

You can also move around Brussels by train

for more info


Getting to Brussels 

Taking the train

You can take the train to Brussels as well, thus avoiding traffic jams and having to find a place to park

for more info

Thalys high-speed trains run to Brussels from France, Germany and the Netherlands. They terminate at Brussels-Midi station which is well-served by public transport (bus, tram and metro).

for more info


Eurostar high-speed trains run to Brussels from London St Pancras International station to Brussels-Midi station, which is well-served by public transport (bus, tram and metro).

for more info

Carrying a bicycle on a train

Multimodal mobility: taking your bike on the train is possible !

for more info 

Taking the plane

The main airports of Belgium all have good rail connections to Brussels. Here is a list, starting from closest to Brussels:
- Brussels Airport (13km from city centre)

- Brussels-South Charleroi Airport (50km)

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