The launch of the Free “Railpass” is postponed for sanitary reasons.

Security is and remains our top priority!  

Due to the sanitary evolution of the Covid-19 in Belgium and to avoid any influx or gathering of people, the National Security Council of this July 27 has decided to postpone the launch of the free "Railpass" (12 free train journeys). It had initially been decided that any Belgian citizen could request this free “Railpass” beginning of August , for trips as of next August 17. 

The use of these free tickets is therefore postponed, at the earliest, to September 07. The Web platform with the application form will be launched 2 to 3 weeks prior to the date. The SNCB/NMBS will communicate appropriately closer to the date. 

More information

Who is elligible for this free Pass ? 
  • Each resident in Belgium over 12 years (train is free for children under 12 years).
  • Nominative Pass (one per resident).
Which period will the Pass be valid?
  • Pass valid for 12 journeys at the earliest as of September 07 2020.  
  • To be used during a 6 months’ timeframe at the rate of 2 journeys a month. 
  • Departure after 9am during the week.
How to apply for your free Pass ?
  • Application form only available online (as of end of August).
  • Not to be requested at station ticket offices (phone assistance will be available for the use of the online application form). 
The spread in time over a 6 month period should guarantee a more reasonable flow of passengers.

Pssssst... Did you know that the train is free for children? Tell me more!