Wallonia has transport networks that cover the country's main destinations and provide speedy connections to the major cities of Europe. Alternative means of transport are also encouraged to make mobility more sustainable.
On foot and by bike
Wallonia has installed the RAVel, a network of routes reserved for slow, i.e. non-motorised, users: pedestrians, cyclists, individuals with restricted mobility, skaters and horse riders.
Wallonia also has four 'Maisons des cyclistes': in Liège, Mons, Namur and Ottignies. Managed by the non profit organisation Pro-vélo, they offer a range of service to cyclists and welcome associations which actively promote this gentle form of transport, such as GRACQ – les Cyclistes Quotidiens.
Wallonia also focuses the accessibility of different means of transport to people with restricted mobility.
Public transport offers flexible travel and enables you to get to the most remote spots in Wallonia. The TEC website includes timetables, fares, possible itineraries as well as schedules for school journeys.
Wallonia has almost 900 km of motorways which interconnect with the European network. Lit at night and free of charge to use this is the most dense motorway network in the world.
All useful information regarding road traffic: traffic information, traffic jams, roadworks and routes.
For all the information you need regarding the driving licence and the exams you need to pass to obtain a licence, visit www.goca.be. This website also includes information about the compulsory technical check designed to guarantee the safety of your vehicle.
Need a driver? You will find the various lists of taxis here.
Car-pooling is a solution which reduces the number of individual journeys while offering some attractive benefits (sharing of costs and parking spaces, less noise, pollution and traffic etc.). The Carpoolplaza database centralises all the requests and offers from car-pool candidates so that can easily and quickly find someone to share your journey.
Schoolpool, a car-sharing scheme for schools, provides a database of all the parents looking to share the school journey with other parents and students.
Don't have your own car? Car-sharing is a pool of cars that is available to a large number of people: you use a car when you need one and when it is free, someone else can use it. With the Cambio car-sharing scheme, you pay only when you use the car.
If you live in a town or village where there is no 'ready to use' car-sharing scheme such as Cambio, private car-sharing is another alternative
The Belgian rail network comprises more than 3,400 km of track to provide an efficient and fast network.
You can find full information about rail travel in Belgium on the SNCB website, in particular timetables for national and international connections. You can also buy your train tickets online.
Several high speed train lines connect to the major cities in Europe. The Eurostar ensures daily connections between Brussels and London and between Paris and London via the Chanel Tunnel. Thanks to the Thalys, you can be in Paris in 1 hour and 22 minutes, as well as reaching several other cities in the Netherlands and Germany. The ICE connects Brussels and Liège to Aachen, Cologne, Frankfurt and Frankfurt Airport four times a day. The TGV provides access to 24 cities in all four corners of France.
Wallonia has two international airports, one in Liège and the other in Charleroi. Brussels National airport is also very close by.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Located 46 km from Brussels and accessible by motorway, Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) offers no fewer than 95 destinations and handled 6.5 million passengers in 2012. Linked directly to Brussels by several shuttle services a day, Charleroi Brussels South offers a wide range of services, making one of the most popular airports in Europe.
At the heart of the Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt triangle, Liege Airport has opted for a unique strategy in Europe by choosing full cargo as the key axis in its development. This positioning has made the airport a point of reference which is today recognised by all the experts and players at the international level of this sector. In 2012, 576,664 tonnes of good transited via Liege Airport, which also welcomed 303,495 passengers. After Brussels National and the airport at Charleroi, it is Belgium's third passenger airport.
You will find further information on the Mobility in Wallonia portal.