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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$116 - $188

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Night bus, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station N84
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...

$31 - $101

6 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$121 - $206

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lille

$50 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lille 322.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$125 - $347

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$96 - $346

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL

$126 - $467

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Lille. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Lille. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Gare de Lille Europe via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Lille is 403 km. The road distance is 516.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lille train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lille is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs 100€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 251.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Lille via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lille 5 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Lille
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lille station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Lille is 517 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lille.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 632+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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