With a Journalist Discount Card you can travel free in 2nd class. You will receive this card upon presenting AGJPB or AJPP certification (for trainee or professional journalists).

  • you don't need a ticket, your discount card is valid for 2nd class travel
  • permanent discount for travel anytime, anywhere throughout Belgium
  • would you like an upgrade? 75% discount on 1st class travel (single or return)

2 types of card are issued:

  • Discount card with code 043: for professional or trainee journalists.
  • Discount card with code 050: for employees of the AGJPB, the International Federation of Journalists and Media Executive Management with their head office in Belgium.
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    Practical info

    Professional journalists (and trainee professional journalists) can use the trains free of charge in 2nd class. All you need to do is to apply for a Journalist Card from the station ticket office, providing:

    • an AGJPB or AJPP certificate
    • an ID photo
    • your ID card
    • the €5 processing fee

    The Journalist Card is valid for 5 years, the validated ticket is valid for 1 year. Your card will be re-validated annually upon presentation of your certificate.

    No problem. You can apply for a duplicate card both for the main Journalist Card and for the validated version. Just visit the ticket office with your electronic ID card. The ticket staff will then issue a duplicate of the card (processing fee of €5).

    3 reasons to buy your train ticket online

    • you buy your ticket wherever and whenever you want
    • you save time by skipping the queue at the ticket office
    • you always have your ticket on your smartphone

    *Discount only applies to the part of the Standard fare exceeding the fixed amount per trip of € 1.1400 in 2nd class and of € 1.4820 (for distances up to and including 36 km), € 1.5960 (from 37 km to 51 km included) or € 1.7556 (from 52 km) in 1st class. The minimum price per single journey is nevertheless € 2.40 in 2nd class and € 3.10 in 1st class. The maximum distance charged is 150 km per single journey.