De Lijn sms-ticket

Buy your bus or tram ticket for De Lijn via SMS

Have you ever needed to take the bus or the tram when you didn't have any cash or do you simply want to buy cheaper tickets?

A simple text message is all it takes!

For whom?

This service is available for all BASE customers.

Associated costs?

You pay € 1.95 for a 60 minute SMS ticket. This price includes the sent text message.

The amount will be deducted from your call value if you have a prepaid card or it wil be added to your invoice outside your monthly bundle if you have a monthly plan.

Why choose the SMS ticket?

  • Save time
    You no longer need to ask the driver for a ticket.
  • Save money
    Your ticket is less expensive than bought on board a bus or a tram.

How does it work?

It's very easy!

Before boarding, text the following code to 4884:

  • DL for a 60 minute ticket.

It will only take a few seconds before you receive a confirmation message.
This message can then be used as ticket and will be valid for 60 minutes.

Good to know

  • The use of upper cases, lower cases and space is allowed (example: "Dl", "dl").
  • Incorrect messages are not allowed (example: "DLX", "DLL").
    For those messages, SMS tickets will not be sent (the traveller who sent this wrong text will receive an error message back. This error message is free and is not a valid public transport ticket).

When is an SMS ticket valid?

  • On every De Lijn line, except the night lines of Antwerp
    This has been decided by the city of Antwerp, who's night tariff structure is not compatible with the regular tariff structure.
  • 60 minutes valid after receiving the confirmation SMS
    During this time frame, the traveller can use the De Lijn public transports at will and make connections, regardless of the number of zones covered (different from the magnetic public transport ticket).

How long is an SMS ticket valid?

It is valid for 60 minutes after the reception of the confirmation message.

If you wish to continue traveling with De Lijn after these 60 minutes, you have to purchase a new transport ticket.
This can be a new SMS ticket or another type of transport ticket.

How do I pay for an SMS ticket?

The payment for an SMS ticket happens through BASE.

  • BASE prepaid cards
    The price of an SMS ticket will be deducted from your call credit.
  • BASE monthly plans
    Purchased SMS tickets will be added to the next invoice.