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Taking the train from Lille to Amsterdam

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.

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.

Lille to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 5h 13m to travel from Lille to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 144 miles (232 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Lille to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €41 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 29m
Price€41 - €198
Distance144 miles (232 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Lille to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Amsterdam for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:09 Lille-Flandres11:32 Amsterdam ZuidTER 19701 SNCF Get tickets4h 23m, 3 changes
07:09 Lille-Flandres11:35 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 19701 SNCF Get tickets4h 26m, 2 changes
07:09 Lille-Flandres11:38 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 19701 SNCF Get tickets4h 29m, 1 change
08:09 Lille-Flandres12:32 Amsterdam ZuidTER 19711 SNCF Get tickets4h 23m, 3 changes
08:09 Lille-Flandres12:35 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 19711 SNCF Get tickets4h 26m, 2 changes
08:09 Lille-Flandres12:38 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 19711 SNCF Get tickets4h 29m, 1 change
09:09 Lille-Flandres13:32 Amsterdam ZuidTER 19707 SNCF Get tickets4h 23m, 3 changes
09:09 Lille-Flandres13:35 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 19707 SNCF Get tickets4h 26m, 2 changes
10:27 Lille-Europe13:37 Amsterdam LelylaanTGV INOUI 9884 SNCF Get tickets3h 10m, 2 changes
10:27 Lille-Europe13:44 Amsterdam-CentraalTGV INOUI 9884 SNCF Get tickets3h 17m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Lille to Amsterdam

You can travel from Lille to Amsterdam on Thalys 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/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.

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Lille to Amsterdam start at €41 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 €84.39.
lowest price found
from41
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.86
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price71.74
on the day
avg. single price84.39

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 Lille to Amsterdam 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 dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Lille and Amsterdam is 5 hours and 13 minutes, with around 35 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 Lille and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Amsterdam is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Lille to Amsterdam can start from as little as €41 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lille to Amsterdam?

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

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

The first train from Lille to Amsterdam leaves at 07:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Lille and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Lille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lille to Amsterdam.
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 Lille to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 16/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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