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There are 5 ways to get from Lille to Antwerp by train, bus, 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.

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Antwerp 800 / ...

$4 - $12

3 alternative options

Train Eurostar  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$42 - $72

Rideshare  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Antwerp 78.7 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Antwerp 78.6 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to bus which costs 4€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to drive which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Lille and Antwerp is 115 km. The road distance is 125.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Lille Europe to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lille to Antwerp is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 71.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Lille to Antwerp 6 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Antwerp every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $68
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Lille to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Antwerp is 126 km. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Lille to Antwerp.

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There are 446+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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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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