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Public transportation in Antwerp includes buses and trams. It is the best way to get downtown as traffic is slow and the historical central district is closed to cars. If you are driving one, your best deal is to park it and use the bus or the tram.
The public transportation system is very well organized and extensive, its network covers all the city. The bus and the trams are very easy to use as they are efficiently connected, not only making commuting an enjoyable experience. For example, for 3.00 Euros you can travel, either on bus or tram, all over the city for an hour. But that is not the only good deal you can get on trams and buses, the system offers tickets almost tailored to your personal plans.
If you are planning to visit many sites on one day, buy a daily pass for 5 Euros (7 Euros when you buy it from the driver) that you can use all day on buses and trams. There are also 3-day and 5-day passes and passes for children. There is also a 10 journey-pass (called "Lijnkaart) that costs 14 Euros.
If you are traveling with at least 5 more persons, you can buy a ticket of 1.20 Euros.
You can purchase the tickets and passes from the driver on board the tram or bus. But it is up to 20% cheaper to buy them from roadside or station (on the pre-metro) ticket machines.
Edited Sep 1, 2015 - reason: prices have gone up considerably!