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There are 5 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 / ...

27€ - 55€

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Lille / ...

10€ - 16€

3 alternative options

Line 351 bus, train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Gallieni to Gare Tgv-Sncf 351
  2. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Flandres Tgv

58€ - 104€

Rideshare  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lille 218.9 km

14€

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Lille 215.4 km

23€ - 35€

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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 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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Lille Flandres. Services depart every two hours, 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 215.4 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 every two hours.

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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 10€ - 16€ and takes 3h 15m.

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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 every 2 hours. 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 every 2 hours. Tickets cost 10€ - 14€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

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
Every 2 hours
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 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Flandres
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gallieni to Gare Tgv-Sncf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
ratp.fr
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 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 215 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Paris to Lille.

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There are 675+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at 75€ 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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