On January 8, I will be traveling with a group of 35 students to Brussels. I have reviewed everything I can find on metro/train tand tram. Wondering if anyone can help me make sure I understand. We need to travel from Bruxelles Centraal to Diegem and back in the morning and then Bruxelles Centraal to Vorst-Oost in the afternoon. My research says we should take the train. The Journey Planner indicates that the first journey requires a 5E ticket and the second journey requires a 6E. I believe they are indicating that it is a "Jump" ticket.
I don't understand if these tickets are issued in advance or if we can buy them at the station. What type ticket do we need? Is a 5E Jump (1-day ticket) the correct ticket even though Diegem is a bit further? Can one ticket be used for both journeys in the same day? Can it be purchased at the station the day before or the day of?
Any help would be appreciated. It's always best to have every detail down when 35 college students are following behind.