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

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  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe Thalys

$36 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

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

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Bus via Brussels Airport - Zaventem  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille Ouibus

$25 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Lille 92.9 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Lille is to bus which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Lille is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Lille is 119 km. The road distance is 148.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Leuven to Lille, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Lille. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Lille via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Lille. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Lille Europe via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Lille via Bruxelles-Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Lille via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
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 Leuven to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus
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 Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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