Using public or private transport, on foot, by bike or by boat: here is how to get around Wallonia’s towns, cities and countryside.
Good to know: transport in Wallonia always tries to improve and help those with specific needs travel around the region more easily and more comfortably. The Access-i certification guarantees services, attractions and lodgings adapted to travellers with reduced mobility.
The train is by far the most practical way to travel around if you prefer not to hire a car.
SNCB, Belgian National Railway Company will help you plan your journey and check train schedules. You can also download the SNCB app.
B-Excursions and event tickets helps you save time by booking your train ticket and the entry to the event of your choice. The offer usually comes with a saving.
If you are a traveller with specific needs and need a little help when going around on your own, you can ask the SNCB for personalised assistance on board. The company can also provide a guide to help you find your way through bigger stations and help get to you find the way to your train.
- Blue-bike: rent a (city or e-) bike easily with this service, offered throughout Namur and rolled out through 44 train stations in Belgium.
- Li Bia Velo: this simple rental bike scheme is perfect to discover the capital of Wallonia. You find docking stations throughout Wallonia. Even better: the first half-hour is free.
- Pro Velo: to rent a bike (or get yours repaired) throughout Wallonia
Good to know: Certified bike-friendly lodgings (Bienvenue Vélo, Bed and bike) guarantee a warm welcome to all cyclists as well as a repair and cleaning kit, maps and a shelter for your bike. You will also find much information on the Mobility Portal – including the network of cycling paths in Wallonia. The GRACQ provides a wealth of interesting details on the subject.
Visitors can rely on an excellent bus service in all towns throughout Wallonia. Charleroi is the only one with a subway network.
- InfoTec will help you plan your journey and check bus schedules.
If you are a traveller with specific needs and need a little help when going around on your own, do have a look at the TEC page designed for persons with reduced mobility. The company does try to make its buses and bus stop more accessible to all.
Hiring a car or finding a taxi will be no problem in Wallonia.
Car rental companies:
Do contact the SPW for details on taxis in the city you are interested in.
If you are a traveller with specific needs, ASTA can give you a list of companies with cars for all reduced mobility persons (with chauffeur, pre-booking required).
- Direction de la Promotion des Voies Navigables et de l'Intermodalité can probide information on ports and waterways in Wallonia.