Thinking about taking the train from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 46 minutes to travel the 51 miles (83 km) from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 31 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 41 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. The route to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is operated by SNCB, the Belgian national train operator. You're likely to be travelling on an Intercity or local service during your journey, both of which are modern and comfortable.
Train tickets from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem start from €23.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 1h 46m to travel from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (83 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and tickets for this journey start from €23 when you book in advance.
From 1h 31m
51 miles (83 km)
41 trains per day
Direct trains available
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SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
If you're travelling in Second Class, you'll find plenty of luggage storage and power sockets as standard. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
Upgrade to First Class and enjoy more legroom and comfier seats. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
When travelling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of luggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg. Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your luggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following luggage on board for free:
Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.
SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.
As long as they are travelling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children travelling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.
Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re travelling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.
When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.
Guide and assistance dogs
Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.
Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm, you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.
Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Tournai and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 1 hour and 46 minutes, with around 41 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem can start from as little as €23 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 04:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 22:23. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Tournai to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem cover a distance of around 51 miles (83 km) during the journey.