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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L30
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille

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Train, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Lille 782 / ...

€25 - €79

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Train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...

€51 - €409

Train via Namur  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Namur / Namen Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Namur / Namen to Tournai / Doornik Ic

€35 - €97

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Trier to Lille 356.5 km

€35 - €60

Fly Luxembourg to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Paris CDG (CDG) LUX - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

€115 - €350

Fly Luxembourg to Brussels, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Brussels (BRU) LUX - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

€136 - €550

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

€103 - €610

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL

€125 - €440

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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lille is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lille is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lille is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from Trier to Lille is to train and bus, which costs €25 - €80 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Trier to Lille is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trier to Lille. However, there are services departing from Trier, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Lille via Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Trier to Lille. However, there are services departing from Trier Hbf and arriving at Lille Europe via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Arlon / Aarlen and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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The distance between Trier and Lille is 273 km. The road distance is 356.5 km.

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The best way to get from Trier to Lille without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Trier to Lille, including transfers.

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Trier to Lille bus services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Trier, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Trier to Lille train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Trier Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Trier to Lille is to bus which takes 7h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €410 and takes 7h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Trier to Lille.
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  • Distance: 273 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Trier, Germany and Lille, France?

You can take a bus from Trier to Lille via Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 7h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trier to Lille via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Arlon, Gare, Arlon / Aarlen, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Train operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Namur / Namen
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €29
Train from Namur / Namen to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Luxembourg to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
RegioJet
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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 Brussels South to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Trier to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lille station.

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