Taking the train from Lille to Amsterdam has never been easier. In just two and a half hours, you could be whisked away on high-speed TGV and Thalys trains from the beautiful city of Lille to the canals and famous red-light district of Amsterdam. Taking the train from Lille to Amsterdam isn't just quicker than driving, it's also much more relaxing. What's not to love about sitting back in a spacious seat and using the free onboard WiFi while admiring stunning views from your window?
From the moment you step off the train in the capital city of the Netherlands, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions to visit. Within just a 15-minute stroll you could be taking a cruise on the canals, shopping at the Bijenkorf or exploring the Wallen District thanks to the central location of the train station. If you're an art lover, make sure you dedicate some time to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum.
Have we got you convinced? If you're ready to book your ticket from Lille to Amsterdam, read on and find prices and times to suit you.
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 186 mph (300 km/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).
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 Lille to Amsterdam by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Lille and Amsterdam is 4 hours and 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Amsterdam is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lille to Amsterdam can start from as little as €41 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Lille to Amsterdam. Travelling from Lille to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Lille to Amsterdam leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lille to Amsterdam leaves at 22:09. 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.
Trains travelling from Lille to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.