Train, bus, car or bike? Take your pick!
New in our country? Already familiar with the bicycle hype in Belgium? Taken the train yet to Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels or one of our other famous cities? Or maybe you prefer the bus?
No worries, we’re happy to guide you along the way and tell you all about our transport offers! As a student, you will also find more information on the student portal.
Coming to the campus by train? Buy a SNCB season ticket and take advantage of the student discount!
With a school season ticket, you can travel unlimitedly for 1, 3 or 12 months. This is ideal if you commute to campus every day. You can also easily combine this with a bus pass.
As a student with your own student room, a ‘Student Multi’ card is even more interesting.
You should be aware that sometimes, when traveling by train, you might have to walk a bit from the train station to your campus. But don’t worry, you can also take the bus!
In Flanders, we only have one bus service called ‘De Lijn’. In Wallonia, the bus service is called ‘le TEC’. This is helpful to know when you want to check for buses. Both bus services have an application with which you can easily plan your trips. You can find their routes and timetables on their website as well (for Flanders: www.delijn.be).
If you are younger than 24, the Buzzy Pazz is ideal for you. With this pass, you can travel with all of the ‘De Lijn’ buses and trams in Flanders and Brussels.
You can also car-pool with our ‘Toogethr’ app. With this application you can easily find a car-pool partner, even outside your group or course programme. You can choose which car you’d like to drive along with. The compensation will be mutually agreed (with your new friend)! A cool advantage: you can save points with each registered or confirmed drive and win nice gifts.
As you may have noticed by now, many students in Belgium use a bike as their go-to vehicle. Luckily, there aren’t any big mountains in our country but be aware that there might be some thieves lurking around! It is best to always lock your bike.
Not a proud owner of a bike yet? Reserve your student bike at the beginning of the academic year!
City bike and folding bike
Thomas More offers students the possibility to rent a city bicycle or a folding bicycle for 7 euro a month (Students in Antwerp can rent a bike at Levanto or Velo).
This has many advantages:
- the bike is fully checked and maintained annually,
- it’s an eye-catching bike that will have less chance of theft
- and all bikes come with an extra chain lock.
Do you live further away? In this case an electric bike might be something for you!
Thomas More offers 2 types:
- a standard e-bike (from the brand Granville) with pedal assistance up to 25 km/hour
- a speed-bike (from the brand Riese & Müller) with a pedal assistance up to 45 km/hour (driving license required)
Rent or buy?
You can rent our electric bikes with a hire-purchase system. This means that you are under no obligation to buy the bike and on top of that you can decide to stop renting the bike at any time. Finally, it also means that after a while you can decide to buy the bike. The rental fee that has already been paid will then be reduced from the purchase price.
The rental price of a standard e-bike is 60 euro a month. For a speed-bike, you pay 100 euros a month.
More information? Take a look here.
Your own luxurious bike
Coming to one of our campuses with your own bike? Most campuses have bike sheds on site. Are you coming with a racing or electric bike? Then ask for the specially locked bicycle shed.
Bicycle repair point Campus Geel
Have you noticed a defect in your own bicycle or Thomas More bicycle? Our students’ repairers of the bicycle repair shop are happy to help you at student-friendly prices. Opening hours: every Tuesday 11h30 a.m. - 13h30 p.m.