There are 3 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lille by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys

$98 - $153

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lille 280

$18 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lille 197.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lille is to bus which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lille, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lille. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lille. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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Düsseldorf to Lille train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Magenta station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lille.
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  • Distance: 167.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lille via Brussels - Midi in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lille once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
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
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
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
4 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$44
High
$47

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