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Route overview
Avg. journey time1h 19m
Trains per day13
Fare range€14.00 - €140.00
Distance66km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at05:36
Last train departs at21:05
Fastest journey
Fastest route1h 00m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationGhent
Destination StationLille

Ghent to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ghent to Lille for Tuesday 30th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:23
13:44
Ghent
Lille
1h 21m
1 change
12:36
13:51
Ghent
Lille
1h 15m
Direct
13:36
14:50
Ghent
Lille
1h 14m
Direct
13:37
15:30
Ghent
Lille
1h 53m
1 change
14:36
15:50
Ghent
Lille
1h 14m
Direct

Eurostar, SNCB, SNCF and TGV trains from Ghent to Lille

You can travel from Ghent to Lille on Eurostar, SNCB, SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 320km/h. All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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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.

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).

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 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Lille

Train tickets from Ghent to Lille start at €14.29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €30.69.
lowest price found
from14.29
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price21.30
0.14285714285714285 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.68
on the day
avg. single price30.69

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Ghent to Lille by train?

The average journey time between Ghent and Lille is 1 hour and 19 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 0 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 26 trains per day travelling from Ghent to Lille. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Ghent to Lille?

The first train from Ghent to Lille departs at 05:36. The last train from Ghent to Lille 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.

Are there direct train services between Ghent and Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ghent to Lille without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Ghent to Lille. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille to Ghent. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Ghent to Lille.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ghent to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/04/2019. 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 02/10/2018 for travel on 03/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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