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from Essen to Lille

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Travel Information to Lille from Essen

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $77
fastestFastest modeTrain • $77 (€63) • 6 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 180 miles (291 km) to Lille from Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Lille.

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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.
Is cross-border travel to Lille, France from Essen, Germany currently allowed?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Lille, France is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter France?

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

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

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

This information was last checked on 10/25/21. 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 from Essen to Lille.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Essen, Germany from Lille, France?

Return travel to Essen, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from France?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from France?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Essen, Germany was last verified on 10/25/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Essen from Lille.

How do I get from Essen to Lille?

There are 2 ways to travel to Lille from Essen including taking a bus or train.

How do I get from Essen to Lille the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel between Essen and Lille is by taking a bus with an average price of $20 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Lille:

A bus is $58 (€47) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Essen to Lille costing on average $77 (€63).

What is the distance between Essen and Lille?

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

How many services a day are there between Essen and Lille?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Lille is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Essen to 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 Essen and in Lille?

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

  • Buses from Essen to Lille most often leave from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and arrive in Lille, Gare Lille Europe.
  • Trains most often depart from Essen at Essen Hbf and arrive in Lille at Lille Flandres.
Which travel companies can get me from Essen to Lille?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Essen and Lille with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Essen to Lille tickets for $20 (€16) on Omio.
  • You can go to Lille from Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $77 (€63) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Lille on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Essen to Lille?
Omio customers who travel from Essen to Lille often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Brussels or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lille and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets to Lille from Essen online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $20 (€16) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $77 (€63) one way on average 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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