You must have a valid driving licence for driving a motor vehicle in Flanders. Owners of a registered motor vehicle are liable to a yearly road tax.
- Passenger car and vehicle testPassenger cars must be tested for the first time before the date on which they have been registered in Belgium for four years. After that, they must be tested annually. The test must be carried out at one of the authorised test centres. In order to avoid queuing, you can make an appointment by telephone or through the website. Company cars, minibuses, motor caravans, hearses, semi-trailers and farm vehicles must be tested as well. More information on the mandatory test is available on the website of GOCA, the group of authorised vehicle test centres.
- Travelling by train, tram, bus or metroTravelling by trainThe NMBS, the transportation company which manages the transport by rail, is the only provider of passenger traffic by train in Belgium. Any information about the timetable and rates is available on the website. Travelling by bus, tram or metroIn Belgium, there are multiple transport companies: De Lijn operates in Flanders and between Flanders and Brussels MIVB operates in the Brussels Capital Region TEC operates in the Wallonia and between Wallonia and Brussels.