There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam to Lille by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lille 803 / ...

$8 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Lille 141.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to bus which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to train which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Lille is 174 km. The road distance is 225.8 km.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Lille. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Lille Europe. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The nearest airport to Lille is Lille Lesquin (LIL) Airport which is 7.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Charleroi (CRL) (100.6 km), Brussels (BRU) (104.4 km), Beauvais (BVA) (146.9 km) and Rotterdam (RTM) (174.8 km).

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Lille.
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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lille, France?

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Lille 5 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Lille every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $140
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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