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Duration 1h 18m
Distance 148.6 km
Average price 77€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leuven and Lille takes 1h 18m and the fastest train takes 1h 7m. The train service runs several times per day from Leuven to Lille. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Louvain / Leuven
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Lille
2h 13m
32€ - 338€

Leuven to Lille train times

Trains run every three hours between Leuven and Lille. The earliest departure is at 16:20 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Leuven is at 18:34 which arrives into Lille at 19:52. All services require a transfer at Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and take an average of 1h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Lille. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Lille Europe via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Leuven and Lille is 119 km. The road distance is 148.6 km.

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Leuven to Lille train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Louvain / Leuven station.

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Leuven to Lille train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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