How to travel from Cologne to Lille

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from Cologne to Lille

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Cologne to Lille on Feb 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:20AMCologne3h50 02:10PMLille
0 transfers
221One-way
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09:05AMKöln, Flughafen5h25 02:30PMLille, Gare Lille Europe
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131One-way
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08:55PMKöln, Flughafen5h40 02:35AMLille, Gare Lille Europe
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171One-way
12:30PMKöln, Flughafen5h55 06:25PMLille, Gare Lille Europe
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221One-way

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FAQs

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Lille, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Germany?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lille if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Lille, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Cologne and Lille.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from France is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Lille, France?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Lille?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Lille here.

Lille is approximately 171 miles (275 km) away from Cologne.

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