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

45€ - 55€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille N743 / ...

10€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lille 218.8 km

14€

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Lille 215.5 km

26€ - 40€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lille is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lille is to train which costs 45€ - 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 three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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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 215.5 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 45€ - 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 FlixBus, 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 45€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 26€ and takes 2h 45m.

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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. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille every 3 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. 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
en.oui.sncf
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€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 FlixBus, 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 1m to drive from Paris to Lille.

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There are 729+ 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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