Travel by rail to the best attractions and events

  • Forget parking worries and board the train to your recreation destination
  • Choose an ecological and sustainable means of transport
  • An unforgettable experience, which is free for children under 12 (max. 4 children per passenger over the age of 12)
  • 50% discount on your return travel on the day of visiting the attraction (departure permitted from 9 am)
  1. Purchase an admission to an attraction or an even from one of our partners and get your unique SNCB code
  2. Use your unique SNCB code to purchase your Discovery Ticket (one month before departure at the earliest)
  3. Children under the age of 12 travel free of charge without the need for a rail ticket
Full information about the Discovery Ticket below

Unusual experiences

Find out about travelling with a Discovery Ticket

Buy your Discovery Ticket easily via the website. You only need the SNCB code. You can find this code on the ticket for the attraction, in an e-mail from our partner or on request via our partner's website.
You can print the Discovery Ticket or save it as a PDF on your smartphone.
Some Discovery Tickets are also available from the ticket office or ticketing machine in the station.
The Discovery Ticket discount only applies to your return rail travel on the same day. If your journey requires the use of a bus, tram or the metro, you will need to purchase an additional transport ticket.

A Discovery Ticket is a return rail ticket to the attraction or event on your chosen date.

The journey can only be made from 9 am. View the journey planner (on this page) to find out your rail travel times.

No, if your departure station is Brussels Airport - Zaventem, the Brussels Airport Supplement is automatically added to the price of your Discovery Ticket.

The Discovery Ticket is only available in second class. To travel in first class, it is possible to purchase a first-class supplement.

Present your Discovery Ticket and your identity card at each inspection during your journey.
A Discovery Ticket purchased via the website is always in your name. You can not pass it on or resell it.
A Discovery Ticket purchased online cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.

Attention: You can only start a train journey with a Discovery ticket after 9 am.

More information about the terms of exchange and refund of the Discovery Ticket can be found in the product sheet Discovery Ticket (pdf) (in French or Dutch).
A Discovery Ticket purchased in a station cannot be exchanged. Is the ticket completely unused? Then it can be refunded at the ticket office:
  • Until the day before the validity date of the ticket, if you buy the ticket in advance
  • Or on the day itself within 30 minutes after the purchase at the ticketing machine or the ticket office
Your ticket is not refundable:
  • If you purchased it online or via the SNCB app or exchanged it for a voucher, a credit note or a green cheque.
  • In case of theft or loss
  • If you had lost it for a moment and found it again during the journey.


A Discovery Ticket purchased via the website is always in your name. You can not pass it on or resell it.
A Discovery Ticket purchased online cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.

Attention: You can only start a train journey with a Discovery ticket after 9 am.

More information about the terms of exchange and refund of the Discovery Ticket can be found in the product sheet Discovery Ticket (pdf) (in French or Dutch).
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about the Discovery Ticket.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1.1649 per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1.5144 (less than 37km) or € 1.6309 (37km - 51km) or € 1.7939 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2.50 in 2nd and € 3.20 in 1st class.

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