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There are 6 ways to get from Lille to Saclay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Massy Palaiseau B

€34 - €63

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Bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 1755 / ...

€19 - €26

4 alternative options

Train via Paris CDG Airport (CDG)  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Le Guichet B

€67 - €115

Train via Paris CDG Airport (CDG) #2  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Le Guichet B

€69 - €119

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Lille to Saclay 244.4 km

€26 - €40

Train, fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Massy Palaiseau

€96 - €611

Lille to Saclay by train and bus

The journey time between Lille and Saclay is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 253 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 58m. Operated by TGV inOui, SNCF, Paris RER and others, the Lille to Saclay service departs from Lille Flandres and arrives in La Martinière. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 28m
Fastest journey time:
1h 58m
Services per week:
49
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
20:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lille to Saclay train and bus schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Lille to Saclay is to bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Saclay is to train which costs €30 - €65 and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Saclay. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at La Martinière via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Gare Massy Palaiseau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Lille and Saclay is 221 km. The road distance is 244.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Saclay without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs €30 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Lille to Saclay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lille to Saclay is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs €30 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lille to Saclay.
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  • Distance: 220.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Lille, France and Saclay, France?

You can take a train from Lille to Saclay via Paris Nord, Massy Palaiseau, and Gare Massy Palaiseau in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Paris every 4 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Blablabus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
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 Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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
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 Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Paris Nord to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
RATP Paris
Train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Le Guichet
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
RATP Paris
Train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
RATP Paris
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Flandres to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lille-Europe to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Saclay is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Lille to Saclay.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2279+ hotels available in Saclay. Prices start at €75 per night.

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