Trains Brussels to Lille

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Facts

Trains Brussels <> Lille  

Booking horizon  3-11 months
Duration 0h33
Distance  103km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Brussels 07h17
Last train Brussels 21h13
First train Lille 07h32
Last train Lille 22h22
Trains per day 9
Train company Thalys / TGV / IC
Station Brussels Brussel-Midi/Zuid
Station Lille Lille Europe

Timetable

Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from Brussels to Lille. 

The first train leaves at 07:17 from Brussel-Midi/Zuid, the last train leaves at 21:13. The journey time is 33 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 14 trains run between Brussels and Lille. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Brussels to Lille!

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

France by train - Train tickets & info

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Train tickets Europe 

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  • Same price or cheaper as the railways

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Brussel Midi/Zuid - Info

Railway Station Brussels 

The Thalys and the Intercity arrive and depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid, the main station in Brussels. From here also the Eurostar to London departs and the ICE and Thalys to Cologne and Frankfurt. You can also take from here domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. 

Other major stations in Brussels are Brussels Centraal and Brussels Schuman. Brussels Centraal is the best station to get off if you want to visit the old city centre. You can walk to the main square and fine restaurants. Brussels Schuman is the railway station for the European Parliament. 

Info

  • Wifi: no
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

Brussel Midi/Zuid - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Brussel Midi/Zuid Train Station 

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Brussel Midi/Zuid - Trains to Brussels

Novotel Brussels South****

Located next to Brussel-Midi/Zuid. Great views, spacious room, stylish. Very convenient.   
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Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Brussels South****

Opposite Brussels South. Fitness, spacious rooms, great views. High ratings.    
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Midi Station Hotel**

5 minutes by foot from the station. 15-minute walk to the city centre. Typical Belgian hotel. Basic, but clean.   
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Brussel Midi/Zuid - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

6 rental car companies: Avis, Bugdet, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent, Thrifty.   

Lille Europe / Flandres - Info

Railway Stations Lille

There are two main train stations in Lille; Lille Europe and Lille Flandres. The stations are just a 5-minute walk away from each other.

The Eurostar, TGV and Thalys arrive at Lille Europe. Intercity, regional trains and some TGV trains arrive at Lille Flandres. Both stations have got restaurants and shops. There is Wifi connection in both stations and a tourist office. 

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: yes, 08h30-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: yes
  • Bus: yes
  • Taxi: yes

 

Lille Europe / Flandres - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Lille Europe Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Lille Europe Train Station - Trains to Lille

Novotel Suites Lille Europe****

600 meters from the train station. High quality four-star hotel, reasonable prices. Special offers are often available.     
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Hotel Lille Europe***

Just 250 meters from the train station in the heart of the business district.   
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Hotel Barriere Lille*****

Luxurous hotel with high ratings. 5-minutes' walk from the train station and a 10-minutes' walk to the old city centre.      
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Lille Europe / Flandres - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

8 rental car companies. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Keddy, Sixt, Thrifty.