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Train Information between Rotterdam and Lille

distanceDistance108 miles (174 km)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV, Thalys or SNCB | IC

Trains from Rotterdam to Lille cover the 108 miles (174 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like TGV, Thalys or SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Lille Flandres.

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Travel with Thalys between Rotterdam and Lille

Find the best route from Rotterdam to Lille with Thalys. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.


Enjoy a smooth and easy route between Rotterdam and Lille with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes from Rotterdam to Lille as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Rotterdam to Lille train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Rotterdam and Lille on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 108 miles (174 km) route from Rotterdam to Lille with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Lille.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Lille, France?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lille, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Rotterdam?

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?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Rotterdam and Lille as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Netherlands from Lille, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Lille is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Lille restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Lille closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Rotterdam to Lille by train?
The Rotterdam to Lille train distance is approximately 108 miles (174 km).
How many hours is the train time from Rotterdam to Lille?
The Rotterdam to Lille train duration is on average 2 h 44 min, which is to be expected when traveling 108 miles (174 km) from Rotterdam to Lille. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Rotterdam goes to Lille? What train station do I come into Lille from Rotterdam?

When taking a train from Rotterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. When you arrive in Lille, your train can arrive in train stations including Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Rotterdam Centraal   to Lille Flandres.

Where is the departure train station in Rotterdam located? Where is the arrival train station in Lille located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Lille Flandres, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me to Lille from Rotterdam?
When taking a train from Rotterdam to Lille, you can count on TGV, Thalys or SNCB | IC for the best way to get you to Lille. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Lille from Rotterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Rotterdam to Lille?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Rotterdam to Lille. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam Centraal