20 July 2018

Enjoy Brussels this summer on the Free Shopping Bus

Strolling around Brussels is just as varied, colourful and exciting as the capital itself. To help you discover everything the city has to offer this summer and make your trips to the centre even more enjoyable, ING and the City of Brussels are joining forces. The result? The Free Shopping Bus: a 100% electric, free bus connecting the different shopping districts of the city, every day from 1.30 to 6.30pm, except Mondays.

Travel for free between the Fair and the Smurf Experience

The little blue elves are guests of honour at the Fair this summer! To mark the occasion, the Free Shopping Bus will link up the Fair, the city centre shopping districts, and the “Smurf Experience” on the Heysel Plateau, free of charge.

“This free bus gives families the chance to combine several fun activities in one day - the attractions of the Fair, the Smurf Experience and the shopping districts of Brussels. This initiative is particularly good for people who park at the Heysel Plateau or who arrive in Brussels by train,” explains Marion Lemesre, Councillor for Business Affairs and originator of the initiative in partnership with ING. 

De Free Shopping Bus map
100% electric

The Free Shopping Bus is 100% electric. A first for Brussels. The buses do not emit any greenhouse gases and are virtually silent. “ING is a proud partner of this project,” says Philippe Wallez, Managing Director at ING Belgium. “We attach great importance to sustainable economic development, we want to support local traders and make your life easier.”

Good to know

The buses are free and equipped with a Wi-Fi connection.

The shopaholics who have checked out the Free Shopping Bus are already completely hooked. Watch the video here:

Simply step aboard the Free Shopping Bus

Would you like to go shopping in Brussels, explore a new neighbourhood or simply relax in our capital city?


The Free Shopping Bus runs from 16 July to 18 August, every afternoon from 1.30 to 6.30pm, except Mondays, on the following loop: Heysel Plateau, De Wand, Saint-Catherine, Foire du Midi (at Rue Blaes), Central Station.

The buses are accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Free shopping bus roulant dans la ville