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Recommended option

Train via Strasbourg  •  6 h 31 min

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

$174 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus

$60 - $84

9 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$159 - $174

Train, bus  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Metz
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Lille

$69 - $139

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lille 447.4 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar

$107 - $374

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$98 - $329

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar

$110 - $388

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  6 h 13 min

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

$128 - $477

Fly Zurich to Lille Lesquin  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) ZRH - LIL

$153 - $779

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Mortsel-Oude-God to Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar

$99 - $533

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Lille via Basel SBB and Strasbourg in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lille via Brussels North, Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station, and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lille Lesquin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $250
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Mortsel-Oude-God to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Metz to Lille
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Lille is 540 km. The road distance is 716 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lille is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lille is to fly and train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 330.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lille. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Lille Europe via Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Lille. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Lille via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Zürich to Lille, including transfers.