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

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$99 - $154

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus

$15 - $21

3 alternative options

Train via Tournai / Doornik  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...

$84 - $114

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lille 280

$18 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lille 197.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to bus which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lille. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lille. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lille is 269 km. The road distance is 316.5 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 85€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lille, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Lille train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 85€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lille.
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  • Distance: 167.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lille via Brussels - Midi in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lille once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $22
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 Düsseldorf to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$45
High
$48
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 Düsseldorf to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lille is 317 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Lille.

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