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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Lille by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv / ...

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Bus  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille BlaBlaCar / ...

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lille 218.9 km

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Magenta to Lille 216.5 km

Paris to Lille by train

102 Weekly Trains
1h 2m Average Duration
€27 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lille is to bus which costs €7 - €10 and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lille is to train which costs €27 - €55 and takes 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Lille. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Lille Flandres. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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The distance between Paris and Lille is 204 km. The road distance is 216.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lille without a car is to train which takes 1h 2m and costs €27 - €55.

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The train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres takes 1h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Lille train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lille is to train which takes 1h 2m and costs €27 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 2h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lille.
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  • Distance: 203.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 2m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres hourly. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 2m. SNCF also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille hourly. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 39m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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 Paris Place du Pantheon to Lille Bus Station Europe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Paris to Lille train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lille Flandres station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lille is 216 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Paris to Lille.

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There are 205+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Lille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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