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Train Information from Amsterdam to Lille

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 route 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. Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Train companies

Thalys between Amsterdam and Lille

Find the best route between Amsterdam and Lille with Omio's train partners Thalys! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Amsterdam to Lille with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Find cheap tickets for Thalys trains between Amsterdam and Lille on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Amsterdam to Lille train schedule from Thalys, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 143 miles (231 km) journey between Amsterdam and Lille, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Amsterdam and Lille in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Thalys trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the Thalys train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Lille from Amsterdam and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Amsterdam and Lille with Thalys!

These are Thalys' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Amsterdam and Lille:

  • 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.
Am I allowed to travel by train from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Lille, France?

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
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

When traveling 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 9/15/21. 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 traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Lille, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lille to Amsterdam is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from France?

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 9/14/21. 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 train to Amsterdam from Lille here.

What is the distance between Amsterdam and Lille by train?
The Amsterdam to Lille train distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).
How long is a train from Amsterdam to Lille on average?
On average the Amsterdam to Lille train travel time is 3 h 22 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Amsterdam goes to Lille? What train station do I come into Lille from Amsterdam?

When departing from Amsterdam, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When arriving in Lille, you can end your route in train stations like Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers book a train from Amsterdam Centraal   to Lille Flandres   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam? Where is the train station in Lille?

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

The most popular arrival train station, Lille Flandres, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Lille.

What train providers go from Amsterdam to Lille?
For the journey from Amsterdam to Lille you can take a train with Thalys or SNCB | IC. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Lille from Amsterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there between Amsterdam and Lille?
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk