Some tips on how to return home safely after the New Year’s celebrations

The end of the year festivities call for exceptional feasts including delicious food and, for some of us, alcohol as well. But we all know it is forbidden to go behind the wheel after you have drunk a few glasses.

But there is no need to worry as there are various transport possibilities to get you home safely in the beginning of the new year.

Around 450 drivers and also drivers of STIB will be on duty to bring party-people home.

Good news is that the network will be FREE between midnight and 5:30 am.

On the night of December 31st, the STIB extends the circulation of metro 1 and 5 until 2:00 am, and metro 2 to Heysel from 20:00.  The Roi Baudouin metro station will be closed from 18:00 to 8:00 am the next day due to the firework display at the Atomium.

All tram lines will also be extended until 2:00 in the morning for the new year, and all Noctis bus lines will run until 5:00 am (with the exception of line N18 which will be limited to stadium all night).



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La STIB vous souhaite de merveilleuses fêtes ! 🎅 La nuit du 31/12, la #STIB se mobilise pour que les Bruxellois puissent se déplacer facilement et en toute sécurité pour faire la fête. 🎉 L’ensemble du réseau de la STIB sera gratuit dès minuit, jusqu’au mardi 1er janvier à 05h30. 🎉 Toutes les lignes de métro seront renforcées dès 20h et leur exploitation sera prolongée jusqu’à 2h du matin. Dès 20h, les métros de la ligne 2 seront prolongés jusqu’au Heysel, afin d’amener les voyageurs jusqu’à l’esplanade de l’Atomium pour le feu d’artifice. 🎉 5 lignes de tram (3-4-7-51-93) verront leurs fréquences renforcées dès 20h et l’exploitation de l’ensemble des lignes de tram sera prolongée jusqu’à 2h. 🎉 Les 11 lignes de bus Noctis seront, elles, exploitées à partir de minuit jusqu’à 05h du matin. #stib #happynewyear #newyeareve #bobetfierdelêtre

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The Responsible Young Drivers

The Responsible Young Drivers will also be available throughout the capital. During the night between midnight and 6:00 am, everyone can call 0902 / 69.669 (1 € per minute) to call a volunteer who could then bring you home.


Taxi companies announced a reinforcement of their services during the night of December 31st. More information can be found on the Brussels Mobility website.

Other services such as Uber, VTC, Heetch and Blacklane are also available.

If you have drunk more than a few glasses, avoid driving your scooter or bicycle. The law prohibits drunk driving on any type of vehicle.