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There are 4 ways to get from Aachen to Lille by train, bus or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$66 - $111

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Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Lille 328

$15 - $60

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Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  5h 26m

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

$39 - $57

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Lille 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Lille is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Lille is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Lille. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Lille. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Aachen and Lille is 214 km. The road distance is 263.3 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lille without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 55€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Aachen to Lille, including transfers.

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

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Aachen to Lille train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lille is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 55€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 55€ and takes 5h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Lille.
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  • Distance: 133.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Lille via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 2h 52m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Lille 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 5h 10m. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Eupen to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
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 Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Aachen to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Lille is 263 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Aachen to Lille.

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