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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Lille by train, bus, rideshare 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.

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Train Eurostar  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys

$30 - $60

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

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

$4 - $60

3 alternative options

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Tournai to Gare de Lille Flandres Lille Flandres - Tournai / ...

$21 - $31

Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Lille 68.6 miles

$8 - $10

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lille 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lille is to train which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Lille. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 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 38 min and costs 28€ - 50€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe takes 38 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Brussels to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lille is to train which takes 38 min and costs 28€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 55€ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Lille.
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  • Distance: 58.7 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from Brussels to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 38 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Lille every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Tournai to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$13 - $21
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-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Brussels to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Lille is 111 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Brussels to Lille.

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There are 622+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $65 USD 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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