SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
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).
The average journey time between Gent-Sint-Pieters and Lille-Flandres is 1 hour and 14 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 14 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 16 trains per day travelling from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Lille-Flandres. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Lille-Flandres departs at 05:36. The last train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Lille-Flandres departs at 21:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Lille-Flandres without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Lille-Flandres. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.