Between the 4th and 7th of July, Brussels will play host to the Tour de France riders for the Grand Départ, as well as the thousands of visitors who will flock to Brussels for this momentous occasion.
During the teams presentation and the first two stages, the streets along the race and caravan routes will be closed and parking blocked off. There will also be disruptions to road traffic and above-ground public transport.
The aim of this website is to show you how best to get to and away from Brussels during the Tour.
For each day or part day, you can find information on the simplest way to reach your destination, whether you wish to experience the Tour or just plan to come to Brussels for another reason.
Call the toll-free number 0800 94 001 of Brussels Mobility between 8am and 6pm on Thursday 4/7 and Friday 5/7.
On Saturday 6/7 and Sunday 7/7, the toll-free number will be exceptionally accessible from 6am to 6pm.
Due to the number of calls, the lines are sometimes strongly disturbed. You can also ask your question via private message on our Facebook page.
Avoid using your car to get to Brussels or to travel in the city between the 4th and 7th of July 2019.
For short distances, walking and cycling are the best options.
New scooter and bicycle sharing schemes are a good alternative for longer distances. Exercise due caution when parking, don’t be a nuisance to other road users and don’t obstruct footpaths or cycle paths.
In the Brussels-Capital Region, the train and metro are the preferred modes of transport. The STIB and SNCB will increase their capacity for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.
If you are travelling from Flanders or Wallonia to Brussels, combine the train and the metro. The SNCB recommends the weekend ticket, which gives you a 50% discount on standard tariffs and also provides you with a reduced rate at train station car parks. Travel on the STIB network will be free during the Tour weekend.
Are you coming to Brussels from abroad? The most efficient way to travel is by train + metro or by plane + train/metro.
If you really must use your personal car, try to park at a train station to continue your journey by train, or at a park and ride facility to reach your destination by metro.