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How much is the contribution if I have an NMBS-SNCB travel pass as well as a De Lijn travel pass? Or what should I do with a combined travel pass?

If the travel pass is combined with the NMBS-SNCB, the following applies:

For one ticket that combines De Lijn and the NMBS-SNCB:

As an employee, do you use the combination ‘rail + one or more means of public transport’? 

And do you do so with just one ticket?*
In that case, your employer’s contribution is calculated on the basis of the fixed amounts for rail.

 *in this ticket no subdivision is made per public transport type.

 Your employer’s contribution is therefore based on the fixed amounts included in Article 3 of Collective Labour Agreement 19/9. These depend on the number of kilometres shown on the travel pass.

For example: 

There is one ticket for the NMBS-SNCB, De Lijn and MIVB-STIB (and it is held on one MOBIB card):


In the illustration above, 198 euros is paid for the combination of De Lijn (42 euros), MIVB-STIB (49 euros) and NMBS-SNCB (107 euros).
Collective Labour Agreement 19/9 provides for a contribution. As the distance is not known, the contribution is calculated on the basis of 71.8%* of the price actually paid (198 euros). This is therefore 142.16 euros.

*71.8% is the minimum mandatory contribution by your employer. The industry in which you work may set different rules regarding this contribution. Don’t worry, though: it will never fall below the mandatory 71.8%.
Some examples of such industries are JC 220 for the food industry and JC 322 for temporary work.

Do therefore ask your employer what contribution it pays (on top of the mandatory 71.8%). Again, there are a lot of industries that contribute the full 100%.

For one ticket that De Lijn combines with TEC or MIVB-STIB:

In this case it is mandatory to state a distance on the travel pass.
If this is not the case, as with a De Lijn travel pass, your employer cannot apply the employer’s contribution for rail, which is based on the number of kilometres.
The contribution can be defined in this situation as 71.8% of the price actually paid.

For different tickets:

Do you use a combination of De Lijn with one or more other means of public transport, and do you have different tickets? The contribution is calculated as follows:

  • Your employer calculates its contribution for each mode of transport separately;
  • The amounts are then added together.

For example:
you have a rail travel pass costing 700 euros per year and a bus pass costing 339 euros per year. Your employer’s mandatory contribution is at least 71.8%

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