Travel from Lille to Cologne

Bus or train from Lille to Cologne?

You can take a train from Lille to Cologne via Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Lille to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 27 min.

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How to get from Lille to Cologne

ModeDurationPrice
From Lille Europe train to Bruxelles-Midi then train to Köln Hbf.3 h 11 min65€
From Lille bus to Maastricht, Station Perron H, line 350 bus to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf, then train to Köln, Köln Hbf.6 h 24 min
From Lille bus to Köln.6 h 27 min49€
From Lille rideshare to Cologne.3 h 57 min21€
From Lille drive to Cologne.3 h 4 min42€

How long does it take to get from Lille to Cologne?

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Lille to Cologne, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Lille and Cologne?

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 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lille and Cologne?

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.

Operators from Lille to Cologne

OperatorPhoneWebsite
TGV0033 892 353535TGV
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)+32 2 528 28 28Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
FlixBus+49 1807 123 99 123FlixBus
Arriva NLArriva NL
DB Regio NRW - RE1DB Regio NRW - RE1
Eurolines DE+49 6196 2078-501Eurolines DE
BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar