There are 4 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lille by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  3h 59m

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

98€ - 470€

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Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lille 280

17€ - 55€

2 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the night bus from Dusseldorf Train Station to Brussels Zaventem Airport Bus Stop Ras 9800
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic

25€ - 30€

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lille 316.5 km

35€ - 55€

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to night bus and train which costs 25€ - 30€ and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lille. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lille. However, there are services departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Lille Europe via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lille is 269 km. The road distance is 316.5 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 95€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Düsseldorf to Lille, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Lille train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lille.
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  • Distance: 268.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lille via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lille 6 times a week. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 5h 5m. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 140€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
80€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 140€
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€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 22€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 22€
1st Class
28€ - 32€
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
eurolines.de
Low
39€
High
42€
RheinJet
Phone
+49 89 23050505
Email
service@rheinjet.de
Website
rheinjet.de
Night bus from Dusseldorf Train Station to Brussels Zaventem Airport Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Jetbus

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 95€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 55€ and takes 5h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lille is 317 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Düsseldorf to Lille.

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