Brussels’ offer for school groups: practical info

25 February 2022
School group entering a bus by the Atomium

From bus parking to accommodation to public transport options for school children to get around the city... here you'll find all the information and links you'll need to make the most of your stay.

1. Where can our bus park?

You can find all the necessary information regarding bus parking on the following link Tourist coach parking.

2. How can I get around Brussels with my class?

Metro, tram or bus? The STIB/MIVB offers transport passes specifically for school groups.

The “School group aged – 18 pass” allows you to travel with your group on Brussels’ STIB-MIVB public transport network. You can purchase it for €15 and they are valid for pupils and students of kindergarten to secondary school under the age of 18, travelling with one or two accompanying adults or young people under the age of 18 travelling as part of educational or leisure activities. The school group passes are valid for a group of up to 30 people, including maximum 2 accompanying adults.

The pass gives an unlimited number of trips on one day, from the first validation until the end of the day’s service.

This card is on sale at BOOTIK and KIOSK sale points. You need to acquire a MOBIB Basic Card (€5) to charge your school group pass.
You can find all the information here: Single fares & multiple journeys.

How do I properly use the ‘school group’ travel pass?

To use the network you must validate your MOBIB Basic card with a valid school group pass every time that you board a tram or a bus and every time that you enter a metro station, even if you are transiting or changing line. You must validate it for every pupil, student and accompanying adult travelling in your group. When it comes to the gates at metro and pre-metro stations, each validation will open the sliding doors, both for entry and when you are transiting.

Find all the information you need to move around Brussels on visit.brussels’ Get around website.

3. Where can we have our lunch?

Institutions that offer picnicking facilities mention it on their websites. The terms and conditions are also mentioned on their websites.

School group having lunch at Kanal

4. Where can we stay with our students?

Numerous hotels and youth hostels host school groups in Brussels. Visit the “Where to stay” tab on the visit.brussels website for more information.

5. How can I share my comments?

We are always open to your feedback, comments or ideas.