There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Lille by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  35 min

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

27€ - 330€

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Rideshare  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Lille 109.7 km

7€ - 9€

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Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Brussels - Zaventem Airport > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Camphin en Pévèle - Belgique > Camphin en Pévèle - France > Lille / ...

8€ - 11€

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lille 110.5 km

13€ - 20€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Lille is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 9€ and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lille is to train which costs 27€ - 330€ and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station and arriving at Lille. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Lille Europe. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Lille is 94 km. The road distance is 110.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lille without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs 27€ - 330€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Brussels to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Lille train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lille is to train which takes 35 min and costs 27€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 11€ and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Lille.
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  • Distance: 94 km
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Lille, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe every 4 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 35 min. Eurostar also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost 8€ - 11€ and the journey takes 1h 20m. FlixBus also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
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 4 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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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 Brussels, Brussels South to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Lille is 111 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Brussels to Lille.

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There are 985+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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