The Kortrijk bus station is next to the Main Kortrijk train station.
Local Kortrijk buses:
1 Station - Kinepolis
2 Station - Lange Munte
3 Station - Heule Bozestraat
4 Station - Bissegem - Heule
6 Station - Shopping Center - Heule
9 Station - Cederlaan
12 Station - Kinepolis - Rollegem
13 Station - Hoog Kortrijk
Outside Kortrijk destinatinations buses:
16 Kortrijk - Rollegem - Moeskroen
40 Kortrijk - Menen
42 Kortrijk - Moorsele - Menen\Dadizele
50 Kortrijk - Kuurne Seizoenwijk
51 Kortrijk - Kuurne Sint-Pieter
52 Kortrijk - Tielt
60 Kortrijk - Lendele - Roeselare
61 Kortrijk - Izegem - Ardooie
74 Kortrijk - Harelbeke - Bavikhove -Hulste
75 Kortrijk - Deinze
80 Kortrijk - Marke
81 Kortrijk - Marke - Lauwe - Rekkem
82 Kortrijk - Marke - Lauwe - Moorsele
83 Kortrijk - Aalbeke - Moeskroen
91 Kortrijk - Zwevegem - Heestert - Avelgem
92 Kortrijk - Zwevegem - Otegem - Avelgem
93 Kortrijk - Zwevegem - Moen - Sint-Denijs - Helkijn
There is a small bank of lockers at the Kortrijk station. The charge is 3.50 Euros. Not sure if you can access 24 hours or leave overnite. You must have EXACT change since they do not accept credit cards and no change back is given. This was very handy as I stowed my stuff, walked around for a few hours and went on to Brussels. My ticket from Ghent to Kortrijk cost 6.30 Euros one-way (half hour journey). NOTE: NOT all trains are direct from Kortrijk to Brussels (11.80 Euros & just under an hour)- some transfer in Ghent. It is always helpful to check the Belgian rail site in advance since they follow a predictable pattern (i.e. direct vs. connecting runs) at specified times throughout the day and night.
I experienced a challenge to reach the station, when I took the first highway exit and was confronted with major road works. The advantage was that I had to do a free tour of half of the city.
The best way to go around road works is to take the R8 circular highway around Kortrijk and drive a quart of the circle around thr road works.
Best is to consult the website below and have a look at the parking possibilities too.
I found Parking easy and relative cheap.
The Kortrijk Train Station was build when the railroad connection from Gent to France was developped in 1838. In 1840 a temporary building was finished. In the course of time the station was altered and enlarged several times. The second building was completed in 1857 and was extended with two halls in 1876.
The glass roof over the tracks were destroyed in WWII.
In 1956 a new building was opened and at the end of the 20th century 10 tracks were in use.
In 2008 a second glass station hall was made at the South side.
Kortrijk is an important intersection of 5 tracks:
-track 66 (Brugge - Kortrijk)
-track 75 (Gent - Moeskroen)
-track83 (Kortrijk - Ronse)
-track 69 (Kortrijk - Poperinge)
-track 89 (Denderleeuw - Kortrijk)
Mo-Sa: 5.30AM - 9.30PM
Su: 6AM - 9.30PM
Next to the Main Station there are:
-Kortrijk-Vorming (former Congostatie)
-Bissegem at track 69.
Filip, co-organizer of the VT meeting, informed us that there was a large free parking near the restaurant 't Mouterijtje were we had dinner.
Indeed this parking is located on the island just north of the Broeltorens between the Damkaai and Ijzerkaai. But be careful the parking near the Broelkaai and Damstraat is a paypark. You have to go further eastwards to get in the free parking. Look well at the signs because the police of Kortrijk are actively chasing drivers who did not pay.
Please note that the car from the photo does NOT belong to VT member Myriam C.
(NB. I wrote this tip to show that I'm able to write other things than about museums).