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Train Information to Lille from Amsterdam

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys or SNCB | IC

Trains from Amsterdam to Lille cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Thalys or SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Train companies

Thalys trains between Amsterdam and Lille

Find the best trip between Amsterdam and Lille with Thalys. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.


One of the best ways to travel between Amsterdam and Lille is by taking a train with Thalys. Omio helps you find the ideal Thalys train between Amsterdam and Lille by showing you Thalys’s current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Amsterdam to Lille journey. You can expect to travel 143 miles (231 km) from Amsterdam to Lille on a train with Thalys. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Amsterdam and Lille, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Thalys train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Amsterdam to Lille!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Amsterdam to Lille
Travel by train to Lille easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Lille.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Amsterdam and Lille?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lille, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Amsterdam to Lille before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Netherlands from Lille, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Lille is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Amsterdam from Lille restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Lille?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 13/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Amsterdam from Lille closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance to Lille from Amsterdam via train?
You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km)  to Lille from Amsterdam by train.
How many hours does it take from Amsterdam to Lille by train?
On average the train from Amsterdam to Lille duration is 3 h 22 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Amsterdam to Lille train leave from? Which Lille train station do I come into from Amsterdam?

When taking the train from Amsterdam to Lille, you can choose to depart from train stations like Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Your journey can end in train stations such as Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Amsterdam Centraal   and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam to go to Lille? Where is the train station in Lille located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Lille Flandres, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Amsterdam to Lille?
For the route from Amsterdam to Lille you can take a train with Thalys or SNCB | IC. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Amsterdam and Lille on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there to Lille from Amsterdam?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Amsterdam to Lille. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your journey to Lille.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
Connections to/from station
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905