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There are 7 ways to get from Dortmund to Lille by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$119 - $177

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Night bus, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station N179
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...

$24 - $90

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Train via Tournai / Doornik  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...

$104 - $137

Bus via Essen Hbf  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Lille

$60 - $91

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Lille

$45 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Lille 228.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  6 h 3 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

$84 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Lille is to night bus and bus which costs 21€ - 80€ and takes 8 h 57 min.

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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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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 Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 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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The best way to get from Dortmund to Lille without a car is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Dortmund to Lille, including transfers.

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

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Dortmund to Lille train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Lille is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Lille.
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  • Distance: 201.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Lille via Brussels - Midi in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Dortmund to Lille 5 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
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
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
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2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
Bus from Dortmund to Lille
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$58
High
$64
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
Night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Dortmund to Lille train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Lille is 366 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Dortmund to Lille.

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Hahn Air, Luxair, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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