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Ghent to Lille by train

It takes an average of 1h 25m to travel from Ghent to Lille by train, over a distance of around 41 miles (66 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Ghent to Lille and tickets for this journey start from $13.93 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 11m
Price$13.93 - $51.70
Distance41 miles (66 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationGhent
Arrival stationLille
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus

Ghent to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ghent to Lille for Tuesday Apr 20th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:43 09:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
08:43 10:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
09:43 11:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
10:43 00:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
11:43 01:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
00:43 02:24 1h 41m, 2 changes
03:09 04:24 1h 15m, 1 change
04:09 05:24 1h 15m, 1 change
05:09 06:24 1h 15m, 1 change
06:09 07:24 1h 15m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Lille

The price of train tickets from Ghent to Lille starts at $13.93 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
on the day
avg. single price$23.40

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Ghent to Lille by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Ghent to Lille

Want to know more about your journey from Ghent to Lille? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Ghent to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between Ghent and Lille is 1 hour and 25 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Ghent and Lille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ghent to Lille is 1 hour and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Ghent to Lille cost?

Train tickets from Ghent to Lille can start from as little as $13.93 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Ghent to Lille?

No, there are no direct train services from Ghent to Lille. Travelling from Ghent to Lille by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Ghent to Lille leave?

The first train from Ghent to Lille leaves at 06:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ghent to Lille leave?

The last train from Ghent to Lille leaves at 09:09. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Ghent and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from Ghent to Lille cover a distance of around 41 miles (66 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille to Ghent.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ghent to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/05/2021 for travel on 04/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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