How to travel from Essen to Lille

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Travel Information between Essen and Lille

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$17 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $140 (€121) • 4 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF (3)

Take a train or bus to travel 180 miles (291 km) from Essen to Lille. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Essen to Lille.

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from Essen to Lille

How to get from Essen to Lille by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Essen to Lille is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus will get you between Essen and Lille at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FAQs: Travel from Essen to Lille

    FAQs: Travel 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 Essen to Lille.

    There are 2 travel options from Essen to Lille: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel to Lille from Essen is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

    This is compared to other travel options from Essen to Lille:

    Taking a bus costs $123 (€106) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $140 (€121).

    The quickest way to travel to Lille from Essen is by train, which takes on average 4 h 12 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 6 h 55 min.

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

    The average frequency per day from Essen to Lille is:

    • Around 6 buses per day.
    • 3 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Essen to Lille as scheduled services by train or bus 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 take a train from Essen Hbf to Lille Flandres.

    The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Lille:

    • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Deutschland or FlixBus for buses to Lille. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Essen to Lille tickets on Omio for $17 (€15).
    • SNCF (3), Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express can take you to Lille by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF (3) from Essen to Lille for $140 (€121).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Essen to Lille with the following travel companies:

    • Direct buses with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lille as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Lille from Essen.

    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, London, Amsterdam or Marseille. 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!

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