EurostarSNCFOUIBUS
Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 40m
Fare range€58.00 - €110.00
Distance290km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at07:20
Last train departs at18:08
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 07m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationLille-Europe
Destination StationEssen

Lille-Europe to Essen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille-Europe to Essen for Tuesday 14th Aug 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:08
13:39
Lille-Europe
Essen
4h 31m
3 changes
09:08
13:50
Lille-Europe
Essen
4h 42m
2 changes
09:20
15:15
Lille-Europe
Essen
5h 55m
1 change
12:15
16:31
Lille-Europe
Essen
4h 16m
1 change
13:00
17:45
Lille-Europe
Essen
4h 45m
3 changes

SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains from Lille-Europe to Essen

You can travel from Lille-Europe to Essen on SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Lille-Europe to Essen, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains from Lille-Europe to Essen

You can travel from Lille-Europe to Essen on SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Lille-Europe to Essen, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains from Lille-Europe to Essen

You can travel from Lille-Europe to Essen on SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Lille-Europe to Essen, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains from Lille-Europe to Essen

You can travel from Lille-Europe to Essen on SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys and SNCB trains. Please note that these trains may not run direct from Lille-Europe to Essen, so be sure to check if you need to change trains during your journey when searching for tickets.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF TGV

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).

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar e320 Train

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).

Thalys Train

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB Train

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.

How long does it take to travel from Lille-Europe to Essen by train?

The average journey time between Lille-Europe and Essen is 4 hours and 40 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 13 trains per day travelling from Lille-Europe to Essen. 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 Lille-Europe to Essen?

The first train from Lille-Europe to Essen departs at 07:20. The last train from Lille-Europe to Essen departs at 18:08. 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 Lille-Europe and Essen?

No, it is not possible to travel from Lille-Europe to Essen without having to change trains. To travel from Lille-Europe to Essen will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Lille-Europe?

By train, of course. See trains from Essen to Lille-Europe.

  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille-Europe to Essen for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/08/2018. 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 31/08/2018 for travel on 27/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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