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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lille by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eil

€95 - €340

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€12 - €20

5 alternative options

Train via Brussels  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...

€91 - €662

Night bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Lille N800

€19 - €23

Rideshare  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Lille 285.2 km

€17

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lille 286.7 km

€35 - €55

Fly, train  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

€82 - €543

Amsterdam to Lille by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Lille is around 2h 52m and covers a distance of around 315 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 52m. Operated by Eurostar, the Amsterdam to Lille train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Lille Europe. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 52m
Fastest train time:
2h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:47
Last train departs at:
13:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Lille train schedules

Netherlands → France
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International entry into France from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Netherlands

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lille is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Netherlands from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lille is to bus which costs €12 - €20 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lille is to train which costs €95 - €340 and takes 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Lille. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lille Europe. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 47m.

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It is 231 km from Amsterdam to Lille. It is approximately 286.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lille without a car is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs €95 - €340.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe takes 2h 47m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Amsterdam to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lille is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs €95 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €20 and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lille.
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  • Distance: 231.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe once daily. Tickets cost €95 - €340 and the journey takes 2h 47m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille 3 times a day. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 4h 40m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€95 - €120
Standard Premier
€140 - €180
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€60 - €75
Standard Premier
€100 - €130
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lille station.

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Amsterdam to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lille is 287 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Amsterdam to Lille.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Lille train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Lille bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 246+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Lille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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