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There are 12 ways to get from Lille to Zürich 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 via Paris Est  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$192 - $289

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Bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station N769 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$39 - $75

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Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$175 - $222

Train, bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$72 - $106

Drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Lille to Zürich 447.2 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$128 - $366

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Zurich  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

$106 - $327

Fly Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$132 - $488

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$120 - $381

Fly Lille Lesquin to Zurich  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Zurich (ZRH) LIL - ZRH

$85 - $339

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$133 - $373

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$114 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Zurich via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at Zürich HB via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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The distance between Lille and Zürich is 540 km. The road distance is 715.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Lille to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Zürich train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Zürich is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs 160€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 13h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 300€ and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 337.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Lille, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lille to Zürich via Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 6h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Zürich via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 13h 35m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lyon, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lyon, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lyon, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Nantes, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Eurostar
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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Lille to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Zürich is 716 km. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Lille to Zürich.

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FlexFlight ApS, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport.

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The best way to get from Lille to Lille Lesquin Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs 8€.

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