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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Lille by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...

95€ - 592€

Cheapest option

Train, bus and ferry  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station Flx30
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille

37€ - 47€

8 alternative options

Bus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Lille N1325

45€ - 55€

Drive  •  7h 41m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Lille 847.4 km

90€ - 140€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

56€ - 537€

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris CDG (CDG) BER - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

108€ - 357€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

140€ - 717€

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

108€ - 684€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris Orly (ORY) BER - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres

82€ - 265€

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

130€ - 637€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lille is to train and bus and ferry which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Lille is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 100€ - 360€ and takes 5h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Lille. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lille. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Lille Europe via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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The distance between Berlin and Lille is 745 km. The road distance is 847.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lille without a car is to train which takes 8h 53m and costs 90€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Berlin to Lille, including transfers.

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Berlin to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Lille train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lille is to train which takes 8h 53m and costs 90€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 15h 35m.

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  • Distance: 744.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 53m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Lille via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 8h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Lille 4 times a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 15h 35m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 80€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Berlin central bus station to Lille
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Berlin to Lille train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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