Alert
Please mind: Due to the fight against the coronavirus, all concerts in AB are postponed or cancelled. As a result, the Bravo! Ticket is temporarily not available. More information on the consequences for your Bravo! Ticket below.
The concert has been postponed, what to do now?
  • I haven't bought a Bravo! Ticket yet:
    The SNCB code on your concert ticket remains valid for the purchase of a Bravo! Ticket if you wish to attend the postponed concert.


  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket, I wish to attend the postponed concert and get refund for my Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. Contact the SNCB helpdesk, phone 02 528 28 28 (option 3), contact form. Add your concert ticket stating the original date and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments
    • 2. The helpdesk will give you a new SNCB code for the purchase of a new Bravo! Ticket and will refund the Bravo! Ticket you had already purchased.


  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket, I don't wish to attend the postponed concert and wish the refund of my Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. First confirm to the AB that you will not attend the postponed concert and wish the refund of your concert ticket.
    • 2. Then contact the SNCB Customer Service by using the contact form. Add your concert ticket stating the original date and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments.
    • 3. The Customer Service will refund the Bravo! Ticket you had already purchased.
What if the concert is cancelled?
  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. Contact the SNCB Customer Service by using the contact form. Add your concert ticket stating the date of the cancelled concert and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments.
    • 2. The Customer Service will refund your Bravo! Ticket.
      Please mind: in the event of a concert being cancelled on the day of the concert, Bravo! Tickets will not be eligible for a refund, even if you haven't made your train journey to Brussels yet.


  • I haven't bought a Bravo! Ticket yet:
    The SNCB code is no longer valid.

Take the train to the AB

  • the AB is only a 10 minute walk from Bruxelles-Central station
  • half price return journey by train, from any station in Belgium 
Please mind: As from 05/02/2020 the E-train ticket AB has become a Bravo! Ticket AB.
The SNCB code on a concert ticket on which "E-train ticket AB" is still mentioned remains valid for buying a Bravo! Ticket AB.

Bravo! Ticket Ancienne Belgique

  • exclusively for travellers with an AB concert ticket
  • for a return journey by train in 2nd class
  • on the day of your concert
  • you may return at the latest the day after your outward journey
  • from any Belgian station to Bruxelles-Central station
  • only available on sncb.be/bravo!, as from 31 days before your concert
  • use the SNCB code on your concert ticket to buy your Bravo! Ticket
  • print out the Bravo! Ticket or save the PDF to your smartphone
You can read all the information on the Bravo! Ticket AB 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

All about your journey to the AB

You can buy the Bravo! Ticket AB only on sncb.be/bravo! The only thing you need for this, is the SNCB code on your AB concert ticket. This code starts with a zero, the capital letter i and the letters AB.

You can print the Bravo! Ticket or save the PDF to your smartphone.
No, your concert ticket is not valid as a train ticket. You can buy a Bravo! Ticket AB on this page by using the SNCB code listed on your AB concert ticket. This code starts with a zero, capital letter i and the letters AB.
The concerts finish around 22:30 pm so that you can still return with the last trains.
There are no extra night trains.
You may also return the day after your concert.
  • My code does not work.
    First check whether you have copied the SNCB code correctly. The code always starts with a zero, the capital letter i and the letters AB.
    Each code will only work once. Check whether the code has been used before.
    Still no success in ordering a Bravo! Ticket after checking all of the above? Please contact the SNCB Customer Service department using the contact form or by telephone: 02 528 28 28 (7 days a week, from 7 am to 9.30 pm).

  • I have made a mistake in my order and bought a wrong ticket.
    Bravo! Tickets cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded. Please use a different train ticket to travel to the AB.
No, unfortunately not. The Bravo! Ticket is a discounted ticket and therefore only exists as 2nd class. If you would still prefer more comfort during your journey, please select an upgrade for some or all of your journey. This supplement can be purchased via this website and in the stations from the ticket machines and at the ticket counters.
No, when you buy a Bravo! Ticket with Brussels Airport - Zaventem as departure station, the Brussels Airport Supplement for your return journey will automatically be added to the price of your Bravo! Ticket.

Attention: If you return the day after your concert, you need to buy a Brussels Airport Supplement for this homeward journey. The Brussels Airport Supplement of the homeward journey that initially and automatically was added to the price of your Bravo! Ticket, cannot be refunded.
Yes, you can combine a Bravo! Ticket AB with a (return) transport ticket that is valid on the foreign railway network until the Belgian border. From there the Bravo! Ticket is valid to Bruxelles-Central station.
When buying your Bravo! 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
When you buy a Bravo! Ticket with Brussels Airport - Zaventem as departure station, the Brussels Airport Supplement for your return journey will automatically be added to the price of your Bravo! Ticket.
Attention: If you return the day after your concert, you need to buy a Brussels Airport Supplement for this homeward journey. The Brussels Airport Supplement of the homeward journey that initially and automatically was added to the price of your Bravo! Ticket, cannot be refunded.
As Bravo! Tickets are nominative, you must be able to present your Bravo! Ticket AB together with your (photo) ID upon ticket control on the train during your return journey.
Bravo! Tickets are nominative, so they cannot be passed on or sold.
They cannot be exchanged or cancelled.
Only in exceptional circumstances, such as postponement or cancellation of a concert, a Bravo! Ticket can be refunded (see below).
  • I haven't bought a Bravo! Ticket yet:
    The SNCB code on your concert ticket remains valid for the purchase of a Bravo! Ticket if you wish to attend the postponed concert.


  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket, I wish to attend the postponed concert and get refund for my Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. Contact the SNCB helpdesk, phone 02 528 28 28 (option 3), contact form. Add your original concert ticket and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments
    • 2. The helpdesk will give you a new SNCB code for the purchase of a new Bravo! Ticket and will refund the Bravo! Ticket you had already purchased.


  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket, I don't wish to attend the postponed concert and wish the refund of my Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. First ask the AB the refund of your concert ticket.
    • 2. Then contact the SNCB Customer Service by using the contact form. Add your original concert ticket , the proof of refund and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments.
    • 3. The Customer Service will refund the Bravo! Ticket you had already purchased.
  • I've already bought a Bravo! Ticket:
    • 1. Contact the SNCB Customer Service by using the contact form. Add your concert ticket stating the date of the cancelled concert and your original Bravo! Ticket as attachments.
    • 2. The Customer Service will refund your Bravo! Ticket.
      Please mind: in the event of a concert being cancelled on the day of the concert, Bravo! Tickets will not be eligible for a refund, even if you haven't made your train journey to Brussels yet.


  • I haven't bought a Bravo! Ticket yet:
    The SNCB code is no longer valid.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1.1574 per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1.5046 (less than 37km) or € 1.6204 (37km - 51km) or € 1.7824 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2.50 in 2nd and € 3.20 in 1st class.