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There are 3 ways to get from Eindhoven to Lille by bus and ferry, train or car

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Bus and ferry  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Eindhoven to Lille

8€ - 12€

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Breda
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...

51€ - 375€

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Eindhoven to Lille 211.4 km

26€ - 40€

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International entry into France from Netherlands

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lille is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Eindhoven to Lille is to bus and ferry which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Eindhoven to Lille is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Eindhoven and arriving at Lille. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Eindhoven to Lille. However, there are services departing from Eindhoven Centraal and arriving at Lille Europe via Breda, Noorderkempen and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 16m.

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The distance between Eindhoven and Lille is 192 km. The road distance is 211.4 km.

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The best way to get from Eindhoven to Lille without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4h 6m and costs 8€ - 12€.

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The bus and ferry from Eindhoven to Lille takes 4h 6m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Eindhoven to Lille bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Eindhoven station.

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Eindhoven to Lille train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Eindhoven Centraal station.

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Eindhoven to Lille bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Lille station.

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Map of how to get from Eindhoven to Lille.
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  • Distance: 191.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Eindhoven, Netherlands and Lille, France?

Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Eindhoven to Lille twice a week. Tickets cost 8€ - 12€ and the journey takes 4h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Eindhoven to Lille via Breda, Noorderkempen, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 16m.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
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
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Eindhoven to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Eindhoven to Lille is 211 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Eindhoven to Lille.

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