How to travel from Essen to Lille

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Travel Information to Lille from Essen

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$51 - $127
fastestFastest modeTrain • $127 (€113) • 4 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Eurostar

Travel 180 miles (291 km) by bus, flight or train from Essen to Lille. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Lille.

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Travel between Essen, Germany and Lille, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lille from Essen?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lille, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 3/22/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Lille from Essen.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Essen, 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 Essen from Lille?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Essen, 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Essen from Lille here.

You can travel from Essen to Lille 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Lille is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $51 (€45) compared to other travel options to Lille:

Taking a flight is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a bus to Lille, which costs on average $53 (€47) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $77 (€68) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $127 (€113) from Essen to Lille.

The fastest way from Essen to Lille is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 37 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lille that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 19 min.

In comparison, getting to Lille by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The Essen to Lille distance is around 180 miles (291 km).

The average frequency per day from Essen to Lille is:

  • 6 buses per day.
  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Essen to Lille depart from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) to Lille, Boulevard de Turin (Gare Lille Europe).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Essen to Lille depart from Essen Hbf to Lille Flandres.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Essen to Lille:

  • You can travel to Lille from Essen by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $53 (€47) with Flixbus from Essen to Lille.
  • You can take a train from Essen to Lille with Eurostar. Cheap tickets can be found for $127 (€113) with Eurostar from Essen to Lille.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Essen 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 Essen and Lille itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lille and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Essen to Lille, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $53 (€47) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $51 (€45) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $127 (€113) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Essen to Lille tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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