The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Essen to Lille is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 55 m
7 h 35 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Essen for Lille every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||180 miles (291 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$36 (€31)|
|Bus frequency||6 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus providers||BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn or Flixbus|
Buses from Essen to Lille cover the 180 miles (291 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 55 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn or Flixbus. Normally, there are 6 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€29), but the average price of bus tickets is $36 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and arrive in Lille, Boulevard de Turin (Gare Lille Europe).
Find the best buses between Essen and Lille with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus from $33 (€29). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
BlaBlaCar Bus from Essen to Lille bus information:
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
FlixBus from Essen to Lille bus information:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of bus services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of buses includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Essen to Lille bus.
Travel by bus between Essen, Germany and Lille, France is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lille from Essen closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Lille to Essen is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Essen from Lille here.
When taking the bus between Essen and Lille, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite. Your route can end in bus stations such as Lille, Boulevard de Turin (Gare Lille Europe), Lille, Place Saint Hubert and Lille, Boulevard Victor Hugo (Total Access).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and arrive in Lille, Boulevard de Turin (Gare Lille Europe).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Essen.
The most popular arrival bus station, Lille, Boulevard de Turin (Gare Lille Europe), is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center of Lille.
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