From € 29

To Lille by train

To Lille with Thalys and TGV

Quickly to the heart of Lille

  • From € 29* one-way trip Thalys
  • From € 48* one-way trip TGV
  • Travel time Amsterdam – Lille 2.36 hours
  • Tip! Early booking = lowest prices

The advantages of travelling by train

  • Board directly, no check-ins
  • Comfortable seating
  • Arrival in the heart of town
  • Online no booking fee

  • Prices

    Prices train tickets Lille

    The price depends on

    • The moment of booking - Early booking means lowest prices
    • Travel class - 1st or 2nd class
    • Flexibility - Regarding rebooking and cancellations

    Find out everything about TGV rates here

    Options flexibility Thalys


    • Bargain tickets
    • Limited rebooking
    • Subject to availability


    • Change possible
    • 50% refund
    • Sufficient available


    • Rebooking free of charge
    • Cancellation free of charge
    • Always available

  • Travel information

    Travel information Lille

    There are several possibilities to reach Lille by train. Thalys runs twice a day directly to Lille. You can also travel to Brussels with Thalys or Intercity Brussels and change trains there and continue on to Lille with TGV.

    Read more about changing trains

    Thalys to Lille

    Route Departure Arrival Change trains
    Amsterdam - Lille Europa 7:17 9:53 0
    15:17* 17:52* 0
    16:17** 18:54** 0
    Lille Europa - Amsterdam 11:59 14:42 0
    19:09* 21:42* 0
    21:07** 23:42** 0
    *Mondays through Thursdays
    **Only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Travel times Lille

    Route Travel time Change trains
    Lille - Amsterdam 2.36 0
    Lille - Schiphol 2.19 0
    Lille - Rotterdam 1.55 0

    For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner.


  • Lowest rates

    Book in advance and save money!

    The sooner you book, the lower the price. As of 4 months in advance, you can book one-way train tickets to Lille from € 29.

    General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

    • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
    • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
    • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
    • Book online to avoid booking fee.

    Find all our booking tips here

  • Practical information

    Practical information

    To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

    Facilities on board the train

    We would gladly inform you about all facilities on board so that you can make your journey more comfortable.

    Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Thalys
    Read all about the facilities and practical issues of TGV

    Changing trains in Brussels-Zuid (Midi)

    Please note! You only change trains if you do not travel with Thalys.
    Before you can catch the TGV to Lille, you first travel to Brussels-Zuid (Midi) with the Thalys or Intercity Brussels. At Brussels-Zuid (Midi), follow the signs 'Thalys' until you until you reach the main hall. The large information panels will indicate the platform from which your TGV will depart.

    View the itinerary planner

    Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!

    Download the app

    Download our app so that you will be kept informed of the possible changes.

    Travel with a mobile ticket

    When travelling with Thalys to Paris, you can use a mobile ticket. You won't need a paper ticket, or even have to check in and out. At Step 3 when booking your ticket, you can indicate that you wish a mobile ticket.

    Free access to the lounges

    If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.


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* Listed from-prices are based on one-way trips, 2nd class, from Amsterdam Central Station. All rates are subject to availability and applicable fare conditions.