The cheapest trains from Lille to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Cheapest

£14

Average

£21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Lille to Brussels will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

Cheapest
20:09Lille Flandres2h11 22:20Brussels-Midi
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£141One-way
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16:08Lille Flandres1h40 17:48Brussels-Midi
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£141One-way
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16:09Lille Flandres2h11 18:20Brussels-Midi
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£141One-way
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12:08Lille Flandres1h40 13:48Brussels-Midi
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£141One-way
Cheapest
15:08Lille Flandres1h41 16:49Brussels-Midi
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£141One-way

Timetable Lille to Brussels

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07:20Lille0h35 07:55Brussels-Midi
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09:09Lille0h34 09:43Brussels-Midi
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10:27Lille0h34 11:01Brussels-Midi
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11:30Lille, Lille Europe0h35 12:05Brussels-Midi
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11:37Lille0h40 12:17Brussels-Midi
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12:08Lille Flandres1h40 13:48Brussels-Midi
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13:30Lille, Lille Europe0h35 14:05Brussels-Midi
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14:55Lille0h38 15:33Brussels-Midi
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15:08Lille Flandres1h41 16:49Brussels-Midi
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16:08Lille Flandres1h40 17:48Brussels-Midi
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16:09Lille Flandres2h11 18:20Brussels-Midi
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18:08Lille0h35 18:43Brussels-Midi
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18:09Lille Flandres2h11 20:20Brussels-Midi
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20:08Lille0h35 20:43Brussels-Midi
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20:09Lille Flandres2h11 22:20Brussels-Midi
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20:30Lille, Lille Europe0h39 21:09Brussels-Midi
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22:14Lille0h37 22:51Brussels-Midi
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
19 Oct
£13SNCF | TGV
£4Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£14SNCB
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
21 Oct
£8SNCF | TGV
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
22 Oct
£14SNCB
£4Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£14SNCB
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
24 Oct
£14SNCB
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
25 Oct
£14SNCB
£4Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£17SNCF | TGV
£3Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£10SNCB
£4Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£14SNCB
£4Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£14SNCB
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
31 Oct
£17SNCF | TGV
£4Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£13SNCF | TGV
£4Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£14SNCB
£4Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£14SNCB
£3Flixbus

The fastest trains from Lille to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 20 Oct

Fastest Journey

34 m

Average

1 h 4 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

94 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Lille for Brussels every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 94 km distance in an average of 1 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 34 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:09Lille0h34 09:43Brussels-Midi
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£221One-way
Fastest
10:27Lille0h34 11:01Brussels-Midi
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£221One-way
11:30Lille, Lille Europe0h35 12:05Brussels-Midi
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£271One-way
07:20Lille0h35 07:55Brussels-Midi
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£221One-way
18:08Lille0h35 18:43Brussels-Midi
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£221One-way

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Train Information from Lille to Brussels

distanceDistance58 miles (93 km)
durationAverage train duration35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV, SNCF | TGV, Eurostar, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCB, SNCB | IC or Thalys

Trains from Lille to Brussels cover the 58 miles (93 km) long journey taking on average 35 min with our travel partners like TGV, SNCF | TGV, Eurostar, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCB, SNCB | IC or Thalys. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Lille Flandres and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Train companies

Eurostar between Lille and Brussels

Travel between Lille and Brussels from £8 with Omio’s train partners Eurostar! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Eurostar

You can find the best prices on Eurostar train tickets from Lille to Brussels on Omio. Eurostar’s high-speed railway service connects the United Kingdom to Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and Amsterdam amongst other popular European cities. The Eurostar effectively opens up train travel in Europe to passengers from the UK. With Eurostar trains reaching speeds up to 200 mph, you can travel 58 miles (93 km) underwater through the Chunnel between Lille and Brussels comfortably.

When you book your Eurostar train from Lille to Brussels, you can choose between three classes: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served). Simply check Eurostar train timetables for Lille to Brussels, choose the best ticket prices available for this journey and book your train ticket on Omio!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

Trains from Lille to Brussels

With three providers to choose from, regular departures and journey times of between 35 minutes and one hour 47 minutes, it is easy to travel between the French city of Lille and the Belgian city of Brussels by train. On weekdays and Saturdays, there are up to 18 daily departures, most of which are direct services. Departures are from either Gare de Lille Flandres or Lille Europe with arrivals at Brussels-Midi Station.

Lille to Brussels train time: daily departures

There are at least 16 departures a day from Monday to Saturday and nine on Sundays. On weekdays, the first train departs in the early morning. There are then departures every hour or at two-hour intervals until late evening.

How long is the journey by train from Lille to Brussels?

Direct high-speed trains from Lille to Brussels take between 35 minutes and 40 minutes to complete the journey of approximately 75 miles. There are also a few Belgian Rail departures on Mondays to Fridays that require a connection en route and take just under two hours to arrive in Brussels. This connection is made at Tournai. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lille to Brussels?

Departure train station: all direct services depart from Lille Europe while most connecting routes begin their journey at Gare de Lille Flandres. From Lille Europe to the town centre is a walk of approximately 20 minutes while Gare de Lille Flandres is slightly closer to central Lille. Both stations are served by Metro trains, trams and local buses. They have a variety of services that include car and bicycle parking, ticket offices, waiting rooms, toilets and a range of catering and shopping facilities. Both stations have step-free access and accessible toilets.

Arrival train station: trains to Brussels from Lille arrive at Brussels-Midi Station which can be found in the heart of the city and within walking distance of shops and tourist attractions. Brussels-Midi is served by taxi ranks and buses and is linked to Metro trains. There is also a regular shuttle service to Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Station facilities include car parks, left luggage storage, WiFi, toilets, shops and cafes. It is fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility.

Which train companies travel from Lille to Brussels?

Trains from Lille to Brussels are operated by three companies: Belgian Rail (SNCB), Eurostar and the French provider, SNCF.

Eurostar Lille to Brussels

High-speed direct services between Lille and Brussels are operated by Eurostar. They have a journey time of just over 30 minutes and there are three classes of Eurostar tickets to select from, Standard, Standard Premier and First-Class. 

SNCF Lille to Brussels

SNCF is a state-owned French provider that operates a fast and direct service between Lille and Brussels.

Belgian Rail (SNCB)

Commonly using the logo of a stylised letter 'B', SNCB is the Belgian national rail provider. It operates a connecting service between Lille and Brussels that takes approximately one hour 50 minutes.

Lille to Brussels Trains: Services on Board

While facilities vary across the three providers, they all offer a choice of ticket classes along with comfortable carriages that have toilets and plenty of luggage storage. WiFi, power sockets and personal lights are available on most services while all routes are accessible to passengers with limited mobility.

How to find cheap train tickets from Lille to Brussels?

Tickets can be bought on the day for all services but for the best deals, book your train and seat online in advance. You can also save money by being flexible about the date and time of day you travel. 

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Lille, France to Brussels, Belgium?

Travel between Lille, France and Brussels, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

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

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Lille?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Brussels from Lille before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Belgium by train?

Return travel from Belgium to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Lille from Brussels?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Brussels?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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?

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

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

Last checked on 18/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lille from Brussels.

How much does a cheap train to Brussels from Lille cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Brussels from Lille for as low as £8  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Lille to Brussels on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Lille to Brussels train price to come in at an average of £13  one way.
What is the distance from Lille to Brussels via train?
The Lille to Brussels train distance is approximately 58 miles (93 km).
How long is the train between Lille and Brussels?
On average the Lille to Brussels train time is 35 min  covering the 58 miles (93 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Lille to Brussels do I depart from? Which Brussels train station from Lille do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Lille to start your journey from including Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres. In Brussels you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Lille Flandres   and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Where do I find the Lille train station to Brussels? Where is the Brussels train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Lille Flandres, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Lille.

The most popular arrival train station, Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Brussels.

Which train companies should I travel with from Lille to Brussels?
For the route from Lille to Brussels you can take a train with TGV, SNCF | TGV, Eurostar, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCB, SNCB | IC or Thalys. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Brussels from Lille on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Lille to Brussels direct trains?
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day to Brussels from Lille, and you can find a direct train for this route with SNCF | TGV or Eurostar  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services are there to Brussels from Lille a day?
On average, there are 17 trains a day from Lille to Brussels. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Lille to Brussels? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Lille to Brussels leaves at 05: 20. The last train departing from Lille to Brussels leaves at 19: 08. You can find the latest Lille to Brussels train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book Lille Brussels train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Brussels from Lille within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Lille to Brussels a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lille
Brussels
Lille Flandres is the most popular Lille 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 Lille for your journey to Brussels.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 09: 00 - 19: 30 | Mon - Fri: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sat: 08: 00 - 19: 30
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: 1, 2
Bus lines: CIT1, CIT2, 86, 88, 12, L91, L91 Express, 51, 10, 50, 14, 56
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Hauts-de-France, INTERCITED
Tram lines: R, T
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, TER GV, Eurostar, Thalys
Metro lines: 2
Bus lines: 12, 16, 18, 35, 36, 51, 86, 88, L5, L90, L91, Charleroi Airport shuttle
Tram lines: R, T