There are 6 ways to get from Aachen to Lille by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus

$41 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 53 min

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

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 50 min

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

$67 - $107

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Lille

$45 - $65

Line 350 bus, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C 350
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht to Lille 328

$20 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  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 bus which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Aachen to Lille, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Lille. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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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 Lille Europe via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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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 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Lille via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Aachen, and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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