There are 9 ways to get from Dortmund to Lille by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus

$98 - $129

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station N179
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 782 / ...

$25 - $41

7 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe

$102 - $162

Bus via Duisburg  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Duisburg Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Lille

$48 - $74

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Lille

$45 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Lille 228.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe

$177 - $401

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe

$136 - $432

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$97 - $271

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Lille is to night bus and bus which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Lille is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Lille is 323 km. The road distance is 365.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Dortmund to Lille, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Lille. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Lille. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Lille Europe via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Lille via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 5 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Lille via Duisburg in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Brussel-Zuid/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
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $110
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
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
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dortmund to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Duisburg to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$53
High
$56
Bus from Dortmund to Lille
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$59
High
$65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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