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There are 6 ways to get from Lille to Antwerp by train, bus, bus and ferry, rideshare 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 via Brussels  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

34€ - 401€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Antwerp

5€ - 8€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Antwerp Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Antwerp > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

8€ - 11€

Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai Ter
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic

17€ - 33€

Rideshare  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Antwerp 126.7 km

9€

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Lille to Antwerp 127.2 km

14€ - 21€

Lille to Antwerp by trains

The train journey time between Lille and Antwerp is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 153 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 18m. Operated by TGV inOui, Eurostar, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and others, the Lille to Antwerp train service departs from Lille Europe and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 69 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 39m
Fastest train time:
1h 18m
Trains per week:
69
Cheapest price:
34€
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:20
Last train departs at:
22:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lille to Antwerp train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to bus and ferry which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Lille and Antwerp is 114 km. The road distance is 127.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Antwerp without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 1h 39m and costs 30€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Lille to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Lille to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Antwerp train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to train via Brussels which takes 1h 39m and costs 30€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 11€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 114.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 39m

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

You can take a train from Lille to Antwerp via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 1h 39m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Lille to Antwerp once daily. Tickets cost 8€ - 11€ and the journey takes 1h 55m.

Train operators
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 Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Rail 1st Class
11€ - 17€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lille to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Lille to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Antwerp is 127 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Lille to Antwerp.

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

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