How to get to Tournai ?

Tournai is situated at 25 km from Lille, 50 km from Mons and 65 km from Brussels. It is ideally located next to an intersection of motorways and has a railway station where trains arrive from and depart to Mouscron, Lille, Kortrijk (Courtrai), Brussels, Mons, Charleroi, Namur and Liège on a daily basis. In other words, the city is very easily accessible by train and by car.

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By train

  • From Brussels (1 hour)
    Brussels – Mouscron line
  • From Mons-Namur-Liège
    Liège – Mouscron line
  • From Mouscron – Brugge (Bruges)
    Brugge – Mouscron – Tournai line
  • From Lille (25 min)
    Lille-Flandres – Tournai line

Timetables can be found on the official site of the SNCB-NMBS (Belgian national railway company) :

By car

  • From Brussels
    Take the A8 – E429 motorway at Halle.
    Exit 33 Tournai - Kain.
  • From Mons-Namur-Liège
    Take the E42 motorway.
    Exit 32 Tournai - Vaulx.
  • From Mouscron – Brugge (Bruges)
    Take the E42/E17.
    Exit 34 Tournai Ouest.
  • From Lille
    Take the A1/E17/E42 motorway (Autoroute du Nord) and then take the A27/E42 motorway.
    Exit 35 Tournai-Froyennes.

Car Parks

When arrived in Tournai, we advise you to park in one of these 4 car parks near the historic heart of the city, the attractions and the Tourist Office:

Esplanade de l'Europe parking lot - FREE!

Car park with 390 free spaces, 5-minute walk from the Market Square. Address: Esplanade du Conseil de l'Europe 7500 Tournai (GPS coordinates: 50.604626 - 3.381080).

Parking Quai Andreï Sakharov - FREE!

Free parking along the River Scheldt, within the city walls. Address: Quai Andreï Sakharov 7500 Tournai (GPS coordinates: 50.611403 - 3.386052).

Reine Astrid car park

Paying car park near the Grand Place in Tournai with a capacity of 120 spaces. Address: Place Reine Astrid 7500 Tournai (GPS coordinates: 50.604272 - 3.388901).

"Fort Rouge" car park

Covered and paid Q-Park car park near the Grand-Place with a capacity of 116 spaces. Address: Rue Perdue 7500 Tournai (GPS coordinates: 50.607244 - 3.384433).

Private car parks

If you come to Tournai by car and wish to park in the street outside the private car parks, several possibilities are available to you:

  • Paid zone (first 30 minutes free): register your license plate number via the parking meter (payment by credit card), via SMS or the 4411 app (transaction fees)
  • Blue zone (max 2 hours of parking using a blue disc on the same spot)

Good to know

Parking control is suspended from Saturday at 12:30 until Monday at 9:00 a.m.
Take advantage of your weekend to do shopping or taste our local specialties!

Parking control is also suspended on the following days for the end of the year festivities:

  • Saturdays December 5, 12 and 19 (2020)
  • Wednesdays December 23 and 30 (2020)
  • Thursdays December 24 and 31 (2020)

By plane :

3 airports are located about an hour by car from Tournai: Lille-Lesquin airport (25 min), Brussels-Zaventem airport (65 min) and Charleroi airport (55 min).

Avion train Lille Tournai Belgique


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