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Bordeaux to Lille by train

It takes an average of 5h 23m to travel from Bordeaux to Lille by train, over a distance of around 435 miles (699 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Bordeaux to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 14m
PriceFrom €16
Distance435 miles (699 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train04:59
Last train20:04
Departure stationBordeaux
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Bordeaux to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bordeaux to Lille for Saturday 31st July 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:59 Bordeaux St-Jean17:58 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 9820 SNCF Get tickets4h 59m, direct
13:59 Bordeaux St-Jean19:07 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 8440 SNCF Get tickets5h 8m, 1 change
15:04 Bordeaux St-Jean19:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 8262 SNCF Get tickets4h 44m, 1 change
16:04 Bordeaux St-Jean20:37 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 8540 SNCF Get tickets4h 33m, 2 changes
16:04 Bordeaux St-Jean21:05 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 8540 SNCF Get tickets5h 1m, 1 change
17:04 Bordeaux St-Jean21:58 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 8542 SNCF Get tickets4h 54m, 2 changes
19:04 Bordeaux St-Jean23:40 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 8585 SNCF Get tickets4h 36m, 1 change
21:04 Bordeaux St-Jean08:58 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 8520 SNCF Get tickets11h 54m, 2 changes
21:04 Bordeaux St-Jean09:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 8520 SNCF Get tickets12h 44m, 1 change
05:59 Bordeaux St-Jean10:40 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 5260 SNCF Get tickets4h 41m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Bordeaux to Lille

You can travel from Bordeaux to Lille on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Lille

The price of train tickets from Bordeaux to Lille starts at €16 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.

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 Bordeaux 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Lille is 5 hours and 23 minutes, with around 9 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 Bordeaux and Lille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Lille is 4 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Bordeaux to Lille cost?

Train ticket prices from Bordeaux to Lille can start from as little as €16 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Lille without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Bordeaux to Lille each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bordeaux to Lille leaves at 04:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bordeaux to Lille leaves at 20:04. 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 Bordeaux and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Lille cover a distance of around 435 miles (699 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille to Bordeaux. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bordeaux to Lille.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bordeaux to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/31/2021. 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 10/21/2021 for travel on 10/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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