There are 6 ways to get from Lille to Cologne 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$56 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 328

$20 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
  3. Take the bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf

$44 - $64

Bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Köln

$45 - $70

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Cologne 200.2 miles

$25

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Cologne 200.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 21€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Cologne is to drive which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The distance between Lille and Cologne is 276 km. The road distance is 320 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Lille to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Köln. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Köln Hbf via Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Lille, France and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Lille to Cologne via Bruxelles Midi in around 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Cologne via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Aachen in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Köln
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lille to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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