I have to travel to Geel, Belgium from Geneva, Switzerland. I will go by plane to Brussels and then I will the train(s) to Geel. Searching in Belgian Rail, I came accross a special ticket which i called the Diabolo Fee. i searched around to see, what exactly is that ticket and if it suits my needs, but I couldn't find any relevant and useful information.

Does anyone have any idea whatsoever on what exactly is that ticket and if I am able to use it to travel to Geel?

  • Look at the "web deal" - it might significantly cut your costs. I saved 30 euros last week because of it. Traveled from Brussels to Bruges for 6 euros. – Benjamin Gruenbaum Oct 23 '14 at 9:22
  • @BenjaminGruenbaum : Thank you very much for your advice! The thing is that I am travelling to Belgium on the 14th of December so I have to wait probably a bit longer! – Thanos Oct 23 '14 at 9:25

The diabolo fee is something you have to pay on top of a regular ticket to the airport, to fund the extension of the Diabolo project. My understanding is that a regular ticket to or from the airport already includes it but it's also sold separately for people who have another ticket or a rail card and need to pay only the extra fee.

The Diabolo fee ‘stand-alone’ ticket is not in itself a valid ticket and you cannot travel only with that. See also this PDF from the National Rail company.


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