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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Lille by train, bus, rideshare or car

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 inOui TGV  •  1 h 2 min

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

$45 - $55

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lille 757 / ...

$5 - $22

3 alternative options

Train SNCF  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Amiens Amiens - Paris-Nord / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Amiens to Gare de Lille Flandres Rouen-Amiens-Douai-Lille / ...

$47 - $69

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lille 136.8 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lille 137.2 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lille is to bus which costs 5€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lille is to train which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Lille. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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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 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Paris and Lille is 204 km. The road distance is 219.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lille without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs 40€ - 50€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Lille is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs 40€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lille.
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  • Distance: 127.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Lille hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Lille hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Amiens
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Gare de Amiens to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
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 inOui TGV, arrive at Lille Flandres station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lille is 220 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Paris to Lille.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $65 USD 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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