The average train time from Strasbourg to Lille is 4h 32m, although it takes just 2h 59m on the fastest high-speed TGV services. There are around 13 trains per day running from Strasbourg to Lille, the first train leaves Strasbourg at 05:56 and the last train leaves at 20:19.
Whatever station you'll decide to get off in Lille, you'll be only a few minutes away from the city centre. Make sure you stop by the town hall and the belfry - it's the highest in the region! - as well as the Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the largest museums in France.
Want to learn more about travelling from Strasbourg to Lille? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Strasbourg to Lille.
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.
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).
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 Strasbourg to Lille 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 Strasbourg and Lille is 5 hours and 41 minutes, with around 14 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 Strasbourg to Lille is 3 hours and 9 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Strasbourg to Lille can start from as little as €25 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 Strasbourg to Lille. Travelling from Strasbourg to Lille by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Strasbourg to Lille leaves at 07:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Strasbourg to Lille leaves at 22:04. 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.
Trains travelling from Strasbourg to Lille cover a distance of around 252 miles (406 km) during the journey.