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.

    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 over and above 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 chargeable distance is 150 km per single journey.

    Looking for parking close to your station? By presenting your train ticket you can take advantage of an attractive discount on the cost of parking. Information and conditions relating to B-Parking.