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There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Kortrijk by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil

142€ - 420€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille

22€ - 40€

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Bus  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station Uk041
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

28€ - 46€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Kortrijk

200€ - 221€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Kortrijk

120€ - 216€

Fly Bristol to Brussels, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

89€ - 251€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

110€ - 676€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

109€ - 621€

Fly Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Courtrai / Kortrijk

101€ - 606€

Fly Bristol to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

105€ - 417€

Bristol to Kortrijk by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Bristol and Kortrijk is around 6h 22m and covers a distance of around 489 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 52m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Bristol to Kortrijk service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in Courtrai. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 22m
Fastest journey time:
4h 52m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
142€
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:31
Last service departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol to Kortrijk train, subway and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kortrijk is 800 14689.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Kortrijk is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £19 - £35 and takes 9h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol to Kortrijk is to drive and Eurotunnel. Taking this option will cost £170 - £190 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Kortrijk. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Courtrai via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Bristol and Kortrijk is 415 km.

The best way to get from Bristol to Kortrijk without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs £120 - £370.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Bristol to Kortrijk, including transfers.

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Bristol to Kortrijk train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Kortrijk is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs £120 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 11h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Kortrijk is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 2:55 AM in Bristol and 3:55 AM in Kortrijk.

Map of how to get from Bristol to Kortrijk.
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  • Distance: 414.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Kortrijk, Belgium?

You can take a train from Bristol to Kortrijk via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Lille Flandres in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Kortrijk via London Victoria Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, Lille, and Lille Flandres in around 11h 17m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 460€
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 500€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 500€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 120€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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Bristol to Kortrijk train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Kortrijk. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs £9.

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