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Stib to raise fares from September

09:20 09/07/2024

Brussels public transport operator Stib is raising fares by 6.9%, rounded up or down on a case-by-case basis, from September to account for inflation.

A ticket for one journey will cost €2.20 instead of the current €2.10. A ticket for a journey to the airport will cost €8 instead of €7.50 and a ticket valid for one day on the network will also cost €8 instead of €7.50.

A one-month season ticket will cost €52 instead of €49, and a one-year season ticket will cost €520 instead of €499.

The one-month season ticket for travel to and from the airport will rise from €60 to €64. The fare for school groups under 18 will cost €16 (currently €15).

Preferential rates for young people and senior citizens will not be affected.

The price hike is in line with a decision taken at the regional budget conclave last autumn and implements article 94 of the new public service contract between the Brussels region and Stib, which provides for overall annual indexation based on changes in the consumer price index.

If the government decides not to index fares annually, the contract also provides for full compensation by the Brussels region for any loss of revenue.

But due to the poor state of the region’s budget, Bruzz reports, it was deemed more prudent to implement the increase.

The indexation of fares is expected to generate €2.1 million in additional revenue for Stib over the last four months of 2024.

Written by Helen Lyons