Travel by train to the Ancienne Belgique

  • the train takes you to the station of Bruxelles-Central
  • the AB is only a 10 minute walk from Bruxelles-Central station
  • € 9,60 return journey from every Belgian station 

E-train ticket Ancienne Belgique in a nutshell

  • valid for a return journey in 2nd class
  • on the day of the concert
  • between every Belgian station and Bruxelles-Central station
  • print your e-train ticket or save the PDF on your smartphone

Ancienne Belgique

A legendary music temple in the heart of Brussels. With more than 350 concert days per year, AB welcomes you to the centre of the capital city all year long.

Everything you need to know about your journey to the AB

You can download the E-train ticket Ancienne Belgique on this page. The only thing you need, is the NMBS/SNCB code on your concert ticket. This code start with the number 0, capital letter i and the letters AB. You can print your E-train ticket or save it as a PDF on your smartphone, that way, you'll always have it with you.
No, your concert ticket is not a train ticket. You need an E-train ticket Ancienne Belgique. You can download it with the NMBS/SNCB code on your concert ticket. The code starts with the number 0 and the capital i.

No, all concerts end around 10:30 p.m., so you can still take one of the last regular trains home.

There are no extra night trains after the concerts.

Yes, if you're departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station, the Diabolo fee will automatically be added to the price of your E-train ticket Ancienne Belgique.

If you're coming from abroad you can combine your E-train ticket Ancienne Belgique with a transport ticket (outward and homeward journey) that is valid on the foreign railway networks until the Belgian border. As from there the E-train ticket is valid to Bruxelles-Central station.

When downloading your E-train ticket, mention the appropriate first Belgian station as departure station.

The first Belgian train stations are:

  • coming from The Netherlands: Essen (via Roosendaal) and Visé (via Maastricht – Eijsden)
  • coming from Germany: Hergenrath
  • coming from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Arlon, Athus and Gouvy
  • coming from France: Mouscron, Froyennes, Quiévrain, Quévy and Erquelinnes
E-train tickets are always issued by name, so they cannot be passed on or sold. Class upgrade is not possible for the homeward journey. E-train tickets cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.