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Train Information between Paris and Lille

distanceDistance126 miles (204 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$20 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER

Trains from Paris to Lille cover the 126 miles (204 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 2 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $12 (€10), but the average price of train tickets is $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Trains from Paris to Lille

The journey by train from Paris to Lille takes about an hour. This scenic rail journey is one of the most popular day trips from the city of Paris. There are about 20 trains per day between Paris and Lille, with less frequent services on the weekend. Lille is considered the gateway to the northern parts of France.

Paris to Lille train times: Daily departures

The first train from Paris to Lille leaves at about 6:40 a.m., and the last train leaves at around 10:20 p.m. There are about 26 trains per day, with trains leaving Paris at intervals of about every hour, and more frequently at rush hour. On weekends, this drops to about ten trains per day, but the first one still leaves at about 6:40 a.m. There are approximately 120 trains per week making the journey between Paris and Lille. 

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

The quickest route by train from Paris to Lille takes about 57 minutes, and the longest option takes 1 hour and 6 minutes. The time difference depends on the speed of the train and the frequency of stops along the way. During peak times, the train will stop more often, as it is used as a commuter train. There are no train changes required on the journey.

What are the departure and arrival train stations from Paris to Lille?

Departure train station: In Paris, the train to Lille leaves from Paris Gare du Nord. The station is about 3.7 miles from the city center and is easily accessible by using Paris Metro Line B. Paris Gare du Nord is one of the busiest train stations in Europe and has a range of facilities, including hotels, shops, restaurants, and restrooms.

Arrival train stations: In Lille, trains arrive at either the Lille Flandres station or the Lille Europe station. Lille Flandres is in the city center and Lille Europe is just ten minutes' walk away. Both train stations feature restrooms, shops, and small restaurants. It will depend on the train company chosen as to where the train will terminate. 

Which train companies travel from Paris to Lille?

SNCF, TGV, and InOui operate train services between Paris and Lille. All three companies have direct routes for the train from Paris to Lille. InOui provides most of the trains for this particular route.

SNCF Paris to Lille

SNCF offers four trains per day from Paris to Lille. Two of the journeys are direct, and the other two require a change to a bus or second train. The shortest journey time is one hour, and the longest is over two hours. Travelers can choose between first- and second-class tickets for the trip.

TGV Paris to Lille

TGV offers frequent train trips from Paris to Lille, and the number of trains depends on the day of the week. The company offers a luxurious first-class experience as well as second-class and economy class options. All TGV train journeys between Paris and Lille are direct.

InOui Paris to Lille

InOui offers the most train journeys between Paris and Lille daily. Tickets can be booked up to three months in advance. The company offers direct train journeys and a train-bus option at certain times of the day. InOui provides first- and second-class travel options on its trains.

Paris to Lille trains: Services on board

SNCF allows passengers to each carry one piece of hand luggage that they must stow under their seat. Additional luggage carries charges depending on the size of the luggage. InOui and TGV both allow passengers unlimited luggage, as long as the passengers can carry the items on their own. All three companies have a first- and second-class options available on the Paris-to-Lille route. People with disabilities can be accommodated on the trains, and boarding ramps are available. Paris Gare du Nord has staff to assist disabled travelers with luggage and to board the train.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Lille

Book train tickets at least three months in advance to get the cheapest ticket options. Be flexible on travel dates, as ticket prices are often cheaper in the middle of the week. The journeys that involve bus connections may be slower, but they are often a lot cheaper than direct routes. Keep in mind that the high-speed TGV trains are often the most expensive option for the Paris-to-Lille route. 

Train tickets from Paris to Lille: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 28 €
2 weeks earlier 23 €22%
3 weeks earlier 23 €22%
1 month before 22 €27%
2 months earlier 20 €40%
3 months earlier 21 €33%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Lille 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 22% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Lille with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Paris to Lille
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Paris and Lille cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Lille from Paris for the next 7 days starting from $12 (€10)  one way.
What is the cost of a train to Lille from Paris?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Lille train price to come in at an average of $20 (€16)  one way.
How many miles is it from Paris to Lille by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Lille from Paris by train to be approximately 126 miles (204 km).
What is the Paris to Lille train travel time?
On average the Paris to Lille train travel time is 1 h 2 min  for the 126 miles (204 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Paris to Lille depart from? Which Lille train station do I come into from Paris?

Some of the Paris train stations to Lille you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Lille include Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Lille Flandres.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Paris.

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

Which train companies should I travel with from Paris to Lille?
For the trip from Paris to Lille you can take a train with SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Paris and Lille on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Paris and Lille a day?
The average number of trains departing Paris for Lille is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Paris to Lille? When does the last train depart from Paris to Lille?
The first Paris to Lille train departs at 4: 52 AM   and the last train from Paris to Lille leaves at 8: 22 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Paris to Lille on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Paris to Lille for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Lille is on average $20 (€16) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Paris and Lille available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Lille
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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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 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
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.