Travel by train to the Ancienne Belgique

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

Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket 

  • valid for a return journey by train in 2nd class
  • exclusively for travellers with an Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket
  • on the day of the concert
  • between every Belgian station and Bruxelles-Central station
  • only available online
  • print out your E-train ticket or save the PDF on your smartphone
You can read all the information on the Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket further down this page.

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.

More info: www.abconcerts.be

Everything about your journey to the AB

You can buy the Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket on this page. The only thing you need, is the NMBS/SNCB code which can be found on your AB concert ticket. This code starts with the number 0, capital letter i and the letters AB. You can print your E-train ticket or save the PDF on your smartphone.
No, your concert ticket is not valid as a train ticket. You can buy an Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket on this page. You will need the NMBS/SNCB code which can be found on your AB concert ticket. The code starts with the number 0, capital i and the letters AB.

There are no extra night trains.
All concerts end around 10:30 p.m., so you can still take one of the last regular trains home.

No, if you're departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station, the Diabolo fee for your return journey will automatically be added to the price of your Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket.

Yes, you can combine an Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket with a (return) transport ticket that is valid on the foreign railway network until the Belgian border. From there the E-train ticket is valid to Bruxelles-Central station.
When buying your E-train ticket, enter one of the following first Belgian stations as your departure station:

  • coming from The Netherlands: Essen (via Roosendaal), Noorderkempen (via Breda) or Visé (via Maastricht – Eijsden)
  • coming from Germany: Hergenrath
  • coming from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Arlon, Athus or Gouvy
  • coming from France: Mouscron, Froyennes, Quiévrain, Quévy or Erquelinnes
If you're departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station, the Diabolo fee for your return journey will automatically be added to the price of your Ancienne Belgique E-train ticket.
You must be able to show your E-train ticket and identity card upon ticket control on the train during your return journey.
E-train tickets are always issued by name, so they cannot be passed on or sold. 
E-train tickets cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.