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There are 3 ways to get from Kortrijk to Charleroi by train or car

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Train via Brussels  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid Ic / ...

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Courtrai to Froyennes Ic
  2. Take the train from Froyennes to Charleroi-Sud Ic

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Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Kortrijk to Charleroi 129.8 km

Kortrijk to Charleroi by train

The train journey time between Kortrijk and Charleroi is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 139 km. This includes an average layover time of around 24 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 17m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Kortrijk to Charleroi train service departs from Courtrai / Kortrijk and arrives in Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid. Typically 204 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 5m
Layover time:
24 min
Total time:
2h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 17m
Train distance:
139 km
Trains per week:
204
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:17
Last train departs at:
22:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kortrijk to Charleroi train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Kortrijk to Charleroi is to drive which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Kortrijk to Charleroi is to drive which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kortrijk to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Courtrai / Kortrijk and arriving at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Kortrijk and Charleroi is 95 km. The road distance is 129.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kortrijk to Charleroi without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 23m and costs €16 - €24.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Kortrijk to Charleroi, including transfers.

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Kortrijk to Charleroi train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Courtrai / Kortrijk station.

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Kortrijk to Charleroi train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kortrijk to Charleroi is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Kortrijk to Charleroi.

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  • Distance: 95.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

You can take a train from Kortrijk to Charleroi via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 23m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Courtrai to Froyennes
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €11
Train from Froyennes to Charleroi-Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22

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