There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys

$46 - $76

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Lille 782 / ...

$5 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus via Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...

$26 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille 80.3 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille is to bus which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille is to drive which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 1 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Lille. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Lille is 104 km. The road distance is 128.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 35€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille.
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  • Distance: 65.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Brussels - Midi in around 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$27 - $30
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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
$55 - $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 Brussels, Brussels Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lille station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille is 128 km. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille.

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