There are 3 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) 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  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

$40 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille Ouibus

$5 - $7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

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

$17 - $25

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

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille via Bruxelles-Midi and Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar in around 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$26 - $29
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$9 - $25
1st Class
$25 - $28
Train from Bruxelles-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
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Lille is 104 km. The road distance is 128 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille is to bus which costs 4€ - 6€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport and arriving at Lille Europe Eurostar via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels - Zaventem Airport and arriving at Lille. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Lille, including transfers.