There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Kortrijk by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...

6€ - 9€

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Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Kortrijk 48.1 km

4€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Kortrijk 803 / ...

5€ - 7€

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ghent to Kortrijk 48.9 km

100€ - 130€

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Kortrijk 48.9 km

5€ - 9€

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Kortrijk is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Kortrijk is to train which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Kortrijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Courtrai / Kortrijk. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Kortrijk is 40 km. The road distance is 48.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Kortrijk without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs 6€ - 9€.

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The train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Ghent to Kortrijk bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ghent station.

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Ghent to Kortrijk train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Kortrijk is to train which takes 26 min and costs 6€ - 9€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 1h 10m.

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  • Distance: 40.1 km
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Kortrijk, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Ghent to Kortrijk every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Kortrijk 5 times a day. Tickets cost 5€ - 7€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 13€
Bus operators
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 Ghent to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Bus from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ghent to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Taxi Gent
Phone
+32 9 333 33 33
Website
taxigent.be
Taxi Discount Gent
Phone
+32 475 47 10 10
Website
taxisdiscount.be
Express Taxi VIP
Phone
+32 489 87 38 73
Website
expresstaxi.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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Ghent to Kortrijk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kortrijk station.

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Ghent to Kortrijk train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Courtrai / Kortrijk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Kortrijk is 49 km. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Ghent to Kortrijk.

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There are 405+ hotels available in Kortrijk. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ghent and Kortrijk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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