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There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland to Lille by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Strasbourg  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe Tgv

$164 - $225

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Bus  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Lille

$63 - $110

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Train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv

$188 - $235

Train, bus  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the train from Baden to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nancy
  3. Take the bus from Nancy to Lille 770

$71 - $124

Drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lille 447.4 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Lyon, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) LYS - LIL

$104 - $346

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL

$105 - $431

Fly Geneva to Brussels, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$88 - $256

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$125 - $371

Fly Basel to Brussels, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$87 - $325

Fly Geneva to Lille Lesquin  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) GVA - LIL

$79 - $1,215

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Lille is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 13h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Lille is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 1300 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Lille. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Lille Europe via Zürich HB, Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Lille is 571 km. The road distance is 715.9 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lille without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Switzerland to Lille, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Lille train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lille is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 13h 14m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 1300 and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Switzerland to Lille train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Lille.
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  • Distance: 356.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Lille via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, and Strasbourg in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lille via Zürich HB, Zurich, and Paris Gallieni in around 13h 14m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
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 Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nancy
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nancy to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Lille is 716 km. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Switzerland to Lille.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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There are 622+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23m and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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