There are 11 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  •  6 h 32 min

  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 3 / ...

$194 - $290

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$42 - $76

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Train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$177 - $229

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$56 - $100

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Zürich 447.2 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 45 min

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

$129 - $369

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 34 min

  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

$107 - $329

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 45 min

  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

$121 - $383

Fly Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 41 min

  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

$133 - $488

Fly Lille Lesquin to Zurich  •  6 h 29 min

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

$85 - $340

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH

$106 - $482

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Zürich is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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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 Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

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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 6 h 32 min.

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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 6 h 32 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min 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 TGV, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 11 h 43 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 337.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Zürich via Paris Gallieni and Paris in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Zurich via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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
1 h 46 min
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
4 h 20 min
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
1 h 46 min
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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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 7 h 1 min to drive from Lille to Zürich.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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

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