You must have a valid driving licence for driving a motor vehicle in Flanders. Owners of a registered motor vehicle are liable to an annual road tax.
- Travelling by train, tram, bus or metroTravelling by trainThe NMBS is the only train company operating 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.
- Vehicle registration tax (BIV)The vehicle registration tax (belasting op inverkeerstelling or BIV) is a one-time tax every owner of a new or second-hand vehicle must pay when the vehicle is first used on public roads in Belgium. In the Flemish region, the BIV is collected by the Vlaamse Belastingdienst (Flemish Tax Service).
- Request for exemption from the kilometer charge (for heavy goods vehicles)Every heavy goods vehicle of more than 3.5 tons used for the transport of goods has been subject to the kilometer charge since 1 April 2016. For certain categories of vehicles, an exemption from the kilometer charge can be requested....
- Eurovignette for heavy goods vehiclesIf you want to transport goods through the roads of Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands or Sweden with a heavy goods vehicle (whose gross vehicle weight amounts to 12 tons or more), you have to buy an Eurovignette. This tax allows you to ride on these lands’ territory without any further formality. Since 1 April 2016, you do not need to hold an Eurovignette to use Belgian roads but you must pay a kilometer charge.