What is the MoBIB card? Which technology is used for the MoBIB card?
Où se procurer une carte MoBIB ?
The history of MoBIB What transport tickets can be loaded on a MoBIB card? How is the MoBIB card used? How can I see the transport tickets on my MoBIB card?
What is the MoBIB card?
The MoBIB card is a smart chip card that lets you load different transport tickets and/or other services based on your needs.
It's a real intermodality treasure chest! MoBIB technology is now widely available from STIB, SNCB, De Lijn and TEC, as well as from other partenaires.
In addition to the main section of the card which contains numbers, validity dates and last and first names in the personal version, the MoBIB card currently has three other sections.
- A transport section which can contain up to eight tickets. For example: 1 SNCB pass, 2 TEC Multi8 and 1 Multiflex and 4 STIB Jump 10-journeys
- A parking section.
- A Triangle 2 section for international interoperability.
The MoBIB card can have a number of different appearances, but it always has the logo .
Which technology is used for the MoBIB card?
The card contains memory and a processor. It can be accessed via the contact interface (ISO7816 contact interface) or the contactless interface (ISO14443 type B)
The card uses Calypso technology, the same used in many cards around the world, particularly the Navigo card in Paris, the PassPass card in Lille and the Viva card in Lisbon.
The MoBIB card can have different appearances.
Personal cards from transport operators :
The MoBIB Basic cards :
Where can I get a MoBIB card?
The MoBIB card is sold at public transport operator sales outlets and by Interparking.
It can be purchased at :
- De Lijn: Personal MoBIB cards can be purchased over the Internet.
- SNCB: SNCB sells personal MoBIB cards at all of its counters.
- STIB: Personal MoBIB and MoBIB Basic cards are available at the Bootiks (counters)..
- TEC: Personal MoBIB and MoBIB Basic cards are available at TEC sales outlets and via the e-Shop.
The history of MoBIB
The MoBIB story began in 2008.
Today all TEC and STIB products are available on the MoBIB card as are De Lijn and SNCB passes. Other shared vehicle and parking services have been added to MoBIB and others will be joining in the future.
A 2015 video in English introduces the MoBIB vision.
What transport tickets can be loaded on a MoBIB card?
Passes, tickets and multi-tickets can be loaded on the personal MoBIB card. On the other hand, MoBIB Basic cards can only be used for tickets and multi-tickets.
All transport tickets can be loaded on your MoBIB card, regardless of where you buy it. You can load a TEC pass on a SNCB card or a STIB 10-voyage Jump on a MoBIB card from TEC.
The following transport tickets are currently available :
||All SNCB passes, including monthly and yearly passes can be loaded on the MoBIB card. The SNCB also sells "Go Unlimited" and Jump for Brussels on MoBIB.
||All TEC transport tickets are available on MoBIB.
||All STIB transport tickets are available on MoBIB.
||Annual De Lijn passes can be loaded on a "De Lijn MoBIB" card.
How is the MoBIB card used?
You can watch three short films here (De
Lijn), (SNCB/nmbs) and (TEC) that explain how to use your MoBIB card.
You can load different transport tickets on your MoBIB card using contactless technology including a pass, a multi-route ticket, a single-journey ticket, etc. The transport tickets can come from TEC, SNCB, STIB or De Lijn.
You no longer have to show your ticket to the conductor when you board a bus, tram or enter the metro station. Just pass your card in front of a reader. This is compulsory. It enables the collection of information about traveller movements to better adapt the transport offering.
Card validation is sometimes required when exiting the metro. At the SNCB, only Jump tickets used in Brussels have to be validated. Validation is done at the ticket vending machines.
The MoBIB card is secure: you can recover its contents in the event of loss or theft!
How can I see the transport tickets on my MoBIB card?
The information contained on your MoBIB card can be obtained from the validation readers using the "Info" button, at the vending machines or at a counter.
- If you have a computer with a card reader, you can view the contents of your card at home and buy STIB tickets or passes and load them instantly on your MoBIB card. It's Easy!
- If you have an android smart phone with NFC, download our free MoBIB reader app from Google PlayStore.