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from Cologne to Lille

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Lille on May 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:43AMCologne Hbf3h44 03:27PMAntoing
2 changes
$441One-way
Cheapest
11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h55 03:55AMLille, Gare Lille Europe
0 changes
$331One-way
Other options
11:43AMCologne Hbf4h16 03:59PMVichte
2 changes
$441One-way
07:42AMCologne Hbf3h45 11:27AMAntoing
2 changes
$551One-way
09:42AMCologne Hbf3h22 01:04PMAntoing
2 changes
$641One-way

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Wed
May 18
$44Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Thu
May 19
$45Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Fri
May 20
$55Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$49Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$31Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$37Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$31Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$44Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$49Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Fri
May 27
$55Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$44Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
May 30
$31Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Tue
May 31
$37Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Wed
Jun 1
$31Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Thu
Jun 2
$42Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Fri
Jun 3
$55Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sat
Jun 4
$48Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
Jun 5
$48Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
Mon
Jun 6
$31Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus

Travel Information from Cologne to Lille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€22) • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $58 (€52) • 3 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 171 miles (275 km) from Cologne to Lille. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Lille.

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FAQs

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

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

Can I enter France if coming from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

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

The information above was last checked on 5/15/22; 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.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Cologne, Germany from Lille, France?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Lille restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Lille?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 5/15/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Lille closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Lille from Cologne?

You can travel between Cologne and Lille 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lille?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lille is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€22) compared to other travel options to Lille:

Taking a bus is usually $34 (€30) less than taking a train to Lille, which costs on average $58 (€52) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Lille?

The quickest way to travel to Lille from Cologne is by train, which takes on average 3 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 55 min   on average.

What is the distance from Cologne to Lille?

The distance is approximately 171 miles (275 km) from Cologne to Lille.

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Lille?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Lille is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Lille as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Lille?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Lille:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Lille, Gare Lille Europe.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Who can get me from Cologne to Lille?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Lille, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Lille. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Cologne to Lille tickets on Omio for $24 (€22).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Lille. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Lille tickets on Omio for $58 (€52).

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Lille?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Lille often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Lille itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lille and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cologne to Lille online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Lille, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $58 (€52) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Lille online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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