How to travel from Ghent to Lille

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from Ghent to Lille

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

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To get from Ghent to Lille on May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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11:36AMGhent St Pieters1h15 12:51PMLille Flandres
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Travel Information from Ghent to Lille

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB

Travel 40 miles (65 km) by bus or train to Lille from Ghent. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCB among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Ghent to Lille.

How to get from Ghent to Lille

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Ghent to Lille, 68,75% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Ghent to Lille and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Ghent, Belgium to Lille, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Belgium?

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

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

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 5/22/22; 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 to Lille from Ghent.

The current restriction level for returning to Ghent, Belgium from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Ghent, Belgium from Lille, France?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

  • 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 24 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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 5/16/22. 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 Ghent from Lille here.

You can travel from Ghent to Lille 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lille is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Lille:

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $12 (€11) from Ghent to Lille.

The fastest way to get to Lille from Ghent is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Lille can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 10 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 40 miles (65 km) from Ghent to Lille.

The average frequency per day from Ghent to Lille is:

  • 2 buses per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Ghent to Lille depart from Ghent to Lille, Gare Lille Europe.
  • Most travelers take a train from Gent St Pieters to Lille Flandres.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lille by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Ghent to Lille tickets on Omio for $4 (€4).
  • SNCB can get you to Lille by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB from Ghent to Lille for $12 (€11) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Ghent 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 Ghent and Lille itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lille and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $4 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $12 (€11) one way.

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

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