How to get from Lille to Brussels

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from Lille to Brussels

You can get from Lille to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lille to Brussels on 11 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Lille to Brussels

distanceDistance58 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £14 • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 58 miles to Brussels from Lille. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lille to Brussels.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lille to Brussels

Travel to Brussels 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 Lille to Brussels.

International travel from Lille, France to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if travelling from Lille?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Brussels from Lille.

Return travel to Lille, France from Belgium is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lille, France was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lille from Brussels.

You can travel from Lille to Brussels 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lille to Brussels is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach is £8 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Lille to Brussels costing on average £14.

The fastest way to get to Brussels from Lille is by train with an average travel time of 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

Brussels is approximately 58 miles away from Lille.

The average frequency per day from Lille to Brussels is:

  • Around 20 coaches per day.
  • 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Brussels from Lille as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lille to Brussels:

  • Coaches most often depart from Lille at Lille, Gare Lille Europe and arrive in Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains most often depart from Lille at Lille Flandres and arrive in Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lille to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Brussels by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Lille to Brussels tickets on Omio for £7.
  • SNCB | IC can take you to Brussels by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB | IC from Lille to Brussels for £14.

Yes, there are direct services available between Lille and Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Flibco International with 20 direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 13 direct trains per day and book this direct train with SNCF | TGV.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Brussels from Lille.

Many of our customers travelling from Lille to Brussels don't make Brussels their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or London, either of which you could add to your Lille and Brussels trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Brussels to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Lille to Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £7 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £14 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Lille and Brussels online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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