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

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

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

$61 - $106

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$15 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Lille 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Lille. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 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 Gare de Lille Europe via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 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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The best way to get from Aachen to Lille without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min 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 2 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 10 min.

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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 inOui TGV, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Lille.
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  • Distance: 133.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Lille via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussels - Midi in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Lille twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. 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
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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

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