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There are 5 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv / ...

98€ - 165€

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Bus, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Brussels-North train station N506 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...

26€ - 34€

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Bus, train via Arlon  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  2. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk 411.8 km

40€ - 65€

Train, fly  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

97€ - 293€

Saarbrücken to Kortrijk by train and walk

The journey time between Saarbrücken and Kortrijk is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 634 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 42m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and SNCF, the Saarbrücken to Kortrijk service departs from Saarbruecken Hbf and arrives in Courtrai. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 28m
Fastest journey time:
4h 42m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
98€
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
21:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saarbrücken to Kortrijk train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk is to bus and train which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk. However, there are services departing from Saarbruecken Hbf and arriving at Courtrai via Paris Nord and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Kortrijk is 321 km. The road distance is 411.8 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk, including transfers.

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Saarbrücken to Kortrijk train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Saarbrücken to Kortrijk train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lille Flandres station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Kortrijk is 412 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk.

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  • Distance: 320.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Kortrijk, Belgium?

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Kortrijk via Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, and Lille Flandres in around 5h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
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€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)

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