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Taking the train from Paris to Lille

Want to discover Lille in all its serenity? Travel by train from Paris to Lille in an hour with high-speed TGV services. If you fancy a bit of luxury during your journey, First Class on TGV trains offers wide reclining seats and comfortable family areas for those travelling as a group.

Lille is full of tourist sites just waiting to be explored – from the Museum of Fine Arts to a Lille city tour – there are also major celebrations such as the annual Braderie de Lille which brings everyone into the streets in an incredible party spirit. Ready to book? Find train times, prices and journey information for Paris to Lille below.

Paris to Lille by train

It takes an average of 1h 45m to travel from Paris to Lille by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Paris to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 01m
Price€10 - €277
Distance127 miles (204 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Lille for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
16:52 Paris Gare du Nord18:08 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 7577 SNCF Get tickets1h 16m, direct
17:16 Paris Gare du Nord18:18 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7057 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
17:52 Paris Gare du Nord19:08 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 7581 SNCF Get tickets1h 16m, direct
18:16 Paris Gare du Nord19:18 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7065 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
19:46 Paris Gare du Nord20:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7077 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
20:04 Paris Gare du Nord07:55 Lille-FlandresTER 48553 SNCF Get tickets11h 51m, 1 change
07:46 Paris Gare du Nord08:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7007 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
08:46 Paris Gare du Nord09:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7015 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
09:46 Paris Gare du Nord10:48 Lille-FlandresTGV INOUI 7023 SNCF Get tickets1h 02m, direct
10:52 Paris Gare du Nord12:05 Lille-EuropeTGV INOUI 7565 SNCF Get tickets1h 13m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Lille

You can travel from Paris to Lille on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Lille

Train tickets from Paris to Lille start at €10 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 €49.37.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price39.94
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.51
on the day
avg. single price49.37

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 Paris to Lille 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 Paris to Lille? 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 Paris to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Lille is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 16 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 Paris and Lille by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Lille is 1 hour and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Paris to Lille cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Lille can start from as little as €10 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 Paris to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Lille without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Paris to Lille. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Lille leaves at 06:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Lille leaves at 20:04. 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 Paris and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Lille cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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 Paris to Lille 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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