Travelling by train
Here are a few tips to move around the eurometropolitan territory by train :
The Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis, the French and Belgian railway companies and the French, Walloon and Flemish public transportation companies are working together to bring the entirety of the eurometropolitan territory within their customers' reach, by improving their fares, their services and the bus and train networks.
To help you pick the right moment for your journey by train, the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis provides schedules for each connection between the train stations of Lille Flandres, Tournai and Kortrijk.
Lille - Courtrai : 39 minutes
1 train per hour between Lille and Kortrijk (*except at 3pm from Lille to Kortrijk)
Be careful : some of the aforementioned train stations are not consistently served.
Lille - Tournai : 25 minutes
1 train per hour during off-peak time, several trains per hour during peak time between Lille and Tournai.
Tournai - Courtrai : 27 minutes
1 train per hour between Tournai and Kortrijk
If you wish to travel by train between France and Belgium, the Trampoline Pass is the easiest and cheapest way to do so.
- Trampoline Day Pass : Travel between Lille and Kortrijk or between Lille and Tournai for a reduced price and without restrictions for a day for 8€ (no matter where you get on or get off). Children under 12 may travel for free if accompanied by an adult with a train ticket.
- Pass Trampoline Week-end : it offers you a 40% discount on the round-trip tickets to Lille from any train station in Belgium.
- Trampoline Yearly Ticket
More information on SNCB's website (Belgian railway company)
Where can I buy my ticket?
- At the counter or at the automatic distributors in the French train stations of Lille Flandres, Ascq, Baisieux, Croix-Wasquehal, Roubaix, Tourcoing, Roncq, Orchies, Templeuve and Jeumont,
- or at the counter in the Belgian train stations of Tournai, Courtrai and Mouscron.
At the core of Europe
The Eurometropolis benefits from its central position on the European continent. Three major capitals are within 90 minutes from the Eurometropolis via train.
Thanks to the Eurostar trains (high speed train service), London, Brussels and Paris are in the palm of your hand!
Between 10 and 18 trains per day link the British capital to Lille (in 90 mn), Paris (2h15) and Brussels (2h).
Find out more information on the Eurostar website.
BRUSSELS / PARIS
Thanks to the Thalys, reach the Paris Nord train station from Brussels and vice-versa in just 82 minutes.
From Lille, hourly trains serve Paris (1h) and Brussels (35 mn). The Belgian capital can also be easily reached from Kortrijk (1h) and Tournai (1h).
Moreover, many more european destinations can be reached by train from the Eurometropolis, such as the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.
Travelling from one capital to the other has never been easier!