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How to travel from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres? Look no further.

There are around 53 trains per day running between Valenciennes and Lille-Flandres, which usually take 40 minutes to complete the 27 miles (44 km) journey. It can take as little as 35 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can reach Lille-Flandres by travelling on an SNCF service – the main train operator in France. You'll be travelling on either a TER or Intercités train during your journey, both of which offer comfortable seating and space for luggage.

You can save money on train tickets from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €2.00. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres by train

It takes an average of 40m to travel from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 53 trains per day travelling from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres and tickets for this journey start from €2 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 35m
PriceFrom €2
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency53 trains per day
First train04:52
Last train22:20
Departure stationValenciennes
Arrival stationLille-Flandres
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:20 10:55 35m, direct
11:05 11:51 46m, direct
11:20 11:55 35m, direct
11:50 12:25 35m, direct
12:05 12:51 46m, direct
13:05 13:51 46m, direct
13:50 14:25 35m, direct
14:05 14:51 46m, direct
14:34 15:21 47m, direct
15:05 15:51 46m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres

You can travel from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres on TER 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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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 Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres

The price of train tickets from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres starts at €2 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres? 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 Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres take?

The average journey time by train between Valenciennes and Lille-Flandres is 40 minutes, with around 53 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 Valenciennes and Lille-Flandres by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres is 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres cost?

Train ticket prices from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres can start from as little as €2 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 Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres without having to change trains. There are 53 direct trains from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres leave?

The first train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres leave?

The last train from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres leaves at 22:20. 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 Valenciennes and Lille-Flandres by train?

Trains travelling from Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille-Flandres to Valenciennes.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valenciennes to Lille-Flandres for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 05/24/2022 for travel on 05/24/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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