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.
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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.
|Distance||58 miles (93 km)|
|Average train duration||35 min|
|Average train ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||TGV, 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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Trains from Lille to Brussels are operated by three companies: Belgian Rail (SNCB), Eurostar and the French provider, SNCF.
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 is a state-owned French provider that operates a fast and direct service between Lille and Brussels.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Lille, France and Brussels, Belgium by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Return travel from Belgium to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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