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Lille to Saintes by train

It takes an average of 13h 11m to travel from Lille to Saintes by train, over a distance of around 378 miles (608 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Lille to Saintes and tickets for this journey start from €23 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 34m
Price€23 - €157
Distance378 miles (608 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationSaintes
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Lille to Saintes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Saintes for Tuesday 8th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:42 13:16 6h 34m, 2 changes
07:40 17:26 9h 46m, 3 changes
10:51 19:15 8h 24m, 3 changes
13:02 22:33 9h 31m, 2 changes
13:53 22:33 8h 40m, 3 changes
14:35 07:24 16h 49m, 3 changes
17:12 11:38 18h 26m, 4 changes
17:51 12:30 18h 39m, 5 changes
18:51 12:39 17h 48m, 2 changes
19:21 12:39 17h 18m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Saintes

Train tickets from Lille to Saintes start at €23 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 €121.87.
lowest price found
from23
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price103.47
on the day
avg. single price121.87

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 Saintes 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 Saintes? 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 Saintes take?

The average journey time by train between Lille and Saintes is 13 hours and 11 minutes, with around 10 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 Saintes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Saintes is 6 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Saintes cost?

Train ticket prices from Lille to Saintes can start from as little as €23 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.

Is there a direct train from Lille to Saintes?

No, there are no direct train services from Lille to Saintes. Travelling from Lille to Saintes by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Lille to Saintes leaves at 06:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lille to Saintes leaves at 19:21. 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 Saintes by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Saintes cover a distance of around 378 miles (608 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Saintes to Lille.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / 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 Saintes for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2020. 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 22/11/2020 for travel on 26/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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