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I want to buy a 48h JUMP pass to travel in Belgium. As per the research that I have done this seems a very cost effective way of traveling inside Belgium as JUMP pass is valid in all three major networks.

But I could not find any place online to buy MOBIB Basic Card. Because it states that to buy 48h JUMP pass ticket, I must have a personal or MOBIB Basic card.

I would like to know from where I can buy this card.

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    Also, is there a reason you can't just buy it from the airport? – Mark Mayo Apr 2 '17 at 6:46
  • I'm travelling to Belgium via train from France. Also I'm actually not looking only for an online option. If this can be buy from any train stations or supermarkets I would like to know because then i can buy this pass even after visiting Belgium. – Mad Apr 2 '17 at 6:57
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As per the stib-mivb.be website, a MOBIB card can be bought through the online sales channel “GO easy” (requires a, presumably Belgian, electronic identity card), but this is not mentioned as an option for the MOBIB Basic cards, which are available only at a KIOSK or BOOTIK sales outlet:

A MOBIB card costs €5 and has a validity period of 5 years. It can be bought in a BOOTIK or through GO easy. If you wish to buy a personal MOBIB card, you will need your electronic identity card (eID), a recent identity picture and €5.

A MOBIB Basic card costs €5 and has a validity period of 5 years. It can be bought in a KIOSK, in a BOOTIK. The purchase of this card does not require any administrative formality.

The site has a list of KIOSK and BOOTIK sales outlets. There’s a KIOSK at each of the three major Brussels railway stations (Brussels-North, -Central and -South; at the connected metro or underground tram stop). Brussels Airport Zaventem has neither a KIOSK nor a BOOTIK.

Besides the official STIB-MIVB sales channels, some tickets can be bought at supermarkets and other shops. These can be found using the store locator, where you can enter an address and select what you are looking to buy, but this does not offer either MOBIB (Basic) cards or “JUMP 48h” tickets as an option. It does have an option though for “Discover Brussels 24,48 and 72 hours.”

Technically, you could also buy a MOBIB (Basic) card from Belgium’s other public transport operators. But TEC is the only one that offers MOBIB Basic, and they have no “Espace TEC” sales point in or around Brussels. The other two (De Lijn, SNCB-NMBS) only offer MOBIB cards, and I’m not sure whether they will sell you one if you’re not also buying a month or year pass for their network.

Please keep in mind that while the question talks about the “JUMP 48h” tickets as “a very cost effective way of traveling inside Belgium”, these tickets are only valid for travel within Brussels:

Geographical area: the MTB area, i.e. the entire STIB network (including the Bourget-Brussels Airport section) with the possibility to change lines, (ii) the TEC and De Lijn urban networks in the Brussels-Capital Region and (iii) in 2nd class the SNCB rail network in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Note that Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is outside of the Brussels-Capital Region. So a “JUMP 48h” ticket is valid for travel from and to the airport using STIB-MIVB buses only, trains and buses of the other operators (SNCB-NMBS, De Lijn, TEC) are excluded.

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I bought one at Bruxelles Midi Station in February. The card was €5, and I chose to put a 5-journey carnet on it for another €8, making a total of €13. AFAIK, the cost of the card is non-refundable (so I still have the empty card).

  • Thanks a lot. Is it cheaper to buy this card other than buying individual tickets? – Mad Apr 2 '17 at 17:20
  • Honestly, no, it would have been cheaper for me to buy five individual tickets. But not by much, and if I'd done more travelling while I was over there I'd've saved money the second time round. Plus I still have it for next year's FOSDEM! And I approve of the whole single-hard-ticket-onto-which-you-can-load-various-capabilities thing. – MadHatter Apr 2 '17 at 17:22
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Check out this list of sales outlets from the STIB site.

As I recall, KIOSK or BOOTIK locations should both work for you, but not the ticket machines.

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The KIOSK or BOOTIK locations. I found the app to check the content of the MoBIB card very useful. It is called My Mobib available on Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mymobiblib.android

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All the suggestions mentioned here was helpful. I bought 1day/2parks ticket. Actually I was able to cover a lot within​ a day on both parks. I downloaded Disneyland Paris mobile app too. I was able to use FastPass only three times. But I was able to cover all "big thrills" activities in both parks. All the activities in both parks were categorized for 4 sections.

  1. Big Thrills
  2. Family Adventures
  3. Fun with little ones
  4. New for Disneyland's 25th anniversary

As mentioned above we were able to cover all "big thrills" and a few "family adventures" and category 4 activities. We skipped category 3. Also we watched the Disneyland parade too which starts at 5.30pm. Make sure to sit somewhere near 'Sleeping Beauty Castle' to watch the parade closely. So in my opinion, download the Disneyland Paris app and plan your visit and use Fast Pass well and plan what you want to see in advance. Then you will be able to cover both parks as you wish.

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    What does Disneyland Paris have to do with travel in Brussels? – gerrit Sep 27 '17 at 23:25

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