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There are 5 ways to get from Lille to Utrecht by train, bus, car or plane

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

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Utrecht Central Station

3 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the Bus from Lille to Antwerp
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
  3. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde

Drive

  1. Drive from Lille to Utrecht

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

Lille to Utrecht by train

The train journey time between Lille and Utrecht is around 2h 58m and covers a distance of around 302 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 58m. Operated by Eurostar and Dutch Railways (NS), the Lille to Utrecht train service departs from Lille Europe and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 40m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
2h 58m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 58m
Train distance:
302 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€94
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:30
Last train departs at:
13:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lille to Utrecht train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Utrecht is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Utrecht is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Utrecht Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Lille and Utrecht is 216 km. The road distance is 254.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €90 - €360.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Lille to Utrecht, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Utrecht train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Utrecht is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €90 - €360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €18 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Utrecht.
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  • Distance: 216.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Lille, France and Utrecht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lille to Utrecht via Rotterdam Centraal in around 2h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Utrecht Central Station once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€80 - €100
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€60 - €75
Standard Premier
€100 - €130
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
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
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Utrecht Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12
Website
Bravo

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Lille to Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Utrecht Central Station.

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Lille to Utrecht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Utrecht Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Utrecht is 255 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Lille to Utrecht.

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