There are 4 ways to get from Ghent to Lille by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Lille 803 / ...

6€ - 19€

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Rideshare  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Lille 73.2 km

5€

2 alternative options

Train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres Ic

11€ - 16€

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Lille 74.6 km

9€ - 14€

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lille is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Lille is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Lille. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Lille. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Lille Flandres via Courtrai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Ghent and Lille is 65 km. The road distance is 74.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Lille without a car is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 6€ - 19€.

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The bus from Ghent to Lille takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Ghent to Lille train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Lille is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 6€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Lille.
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  • Distance: 65.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Lille, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Lille hourly. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 35m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ghent to Lille via Courtrai in around 1h 55m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 12€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Gent, Dampoort to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Ghent to Lille train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Lille Flandres station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Lille is 75 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Ghent to Lille.

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Book your Ghent to Lille train tickets online with RailEurope and RailEurope.

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Book your Ghent to Lille bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 814+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ghent and Lille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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