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

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Train  •  2h 2m

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

80€ - 340€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Lille, Europe 405 / ...

13€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Train via Brussels  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...

44€ - 658€

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Lille 222.6 km

30€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to bus which costs 13€ - 26€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to train which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Lille, Europe. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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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, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Lille is 174 km. The road distance is 222.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lille without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 80€ - 340€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Rotterdam to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lille is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 80€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 26€ and takes 2h 45m.

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

Eurostar operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe 5 times a week. Tickets cost 80€ - 340€ and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Rotterdam to Lille, Europe every 4 hours. Tickets cost 18€ - 26€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
80€ - 100€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Bus operators
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 Rotterdam to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

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
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
starbus.es

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Rotterdam to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lille, Europe station.

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Rotterdam to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Lille is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Rotterdam to Lille.

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