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There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam to Lille by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys

$70 - $95

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lille 803 / ...

$12 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Lille 141.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to train which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Lille. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Lille Europe. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Lille is 174 km. The road distance is 225.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lille without a car is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 60€ - 85€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lille, France?

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Lille 4 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Rotterdam to Lille train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Lille is 226 km. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Rotterdam to Lille.

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