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Taking the Train from Lille to Brussels

There are plenty of beautiful sights to see in Lille, and it's also perfectly placed for day trips over the border and into Belgium. You can travel on TGV, Eurostar and Thalys trains from Lille to Brussels in just half an hour, making this the fastest way to get to the Belgian capital. You don’t need to change – many direct trains are available during the day – and you don’t have to worry about traffic or parking either, as you would if you were driving.

The train will take you directly to the centre of the city, ready to step out and see all the sights in a matter of minutes. You can visit the famous Manneken Pis statue, take a tour of the Mini Europe park, or simply sit and enjoy a tasty pastry and warm cup of coffee at one of the many cafés you can find at Grand Place.

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Lille to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 1h 33m to travel from Lille to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (93 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Lille to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 34m
Price€19 - €33
Distance58 miles (93 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Lille to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Brussels for vendredi 29 mai 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
22:09 Lille-Flandres00:18 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19743 SNCF Get tickets2h 09m, 1 change
07:09 Lille-Flandres09:09 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19703 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, 1 change
07:42 Lille-Flandres09:48 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19907 SNCF Get tickets2h 06m, 1 change
08:09 Lille-Flandres10:09 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19705 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, 1 change
09:09 Lille-Flandres11:09 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19707 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, 1 change
09:20 Lille Europe (Bus)11:31 Bruxelles-MidiIC Bus 42247 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 11m, 2 changes
09:36 Lille-Flandres11:48 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19917 SNCF Get tickets2h 12m, 1 change
10:09 Lille-Flandres12:09 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19709 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, 1 change
11:37 Lille-Europe12:17 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 9854 SNCF Get tickets40m, direct
11:42 Lille-Flandres13:48 Bruxelles-MidiTER 19923 SNCF Get tickets2h 06m, 1 change

TGV, SNCF, Eurostar and Thalys trains from Lille to Brussels

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

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 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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).

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 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).

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 Brussels

Train tickets from Lille to Brussels start at €19 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 €29.31.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price27.14
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price27.33
on the day
avg. single price29.31

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 Brussels 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 Brussels? 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 Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Lille and Brussels is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with around 22 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 Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Brussels is 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Brussels cost?

Train tickets from Lille to Brussels can start from as little as €19 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 Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lille to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Lille to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lille to Brussels leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lille to Brussels 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 Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Brussels cover a distance of around 58 miles (93 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Lille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lille to Brussels.
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 Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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