There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Lille by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys

$25 - $55

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 1770 / ...

$4 - $60

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from MOUSCRON/MOESKROEN SNCB/Station to ROUBAIX Eurotéléport Mwr

$15 - $23

Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Lille 68.6 miles

$8 - $10

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lille 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Lille. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Lille is 94 km. The road distance is 110.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lille without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs .

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The train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe takes 34 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Brussels to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Lille train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Brussels - Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lille is to train which takes 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Brussels to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lille station.

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Brussels to Lille train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Lille.
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  • Distance: 58.7 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Lille, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Brussels to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $31 and the journey takes 34 min. Thalys also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from MOUSCRON/MOESKROEN SNCB/Station to ROUBAIX Eurotéléport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
infotec.be
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Lille is 111 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Brussels to Lille.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Lille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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