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Trains to Lille

Lille is located in the far north of France. Home to 230,000 inhabitants, this city is packed with  attractions, tourist sites and restaurants. It’s ideal geographical situation makes it one of the most  visited cities in France: it is at the crossroads of several major European cities including Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam. And we mustn't forget that Lille welcomes nearly 3 million visitors a year, who flock to its famous Braderie (flea market). If you're planning to visit this city, here's  how you can reach Lille on board our OUIGO trains! 


Choose your train ticket to Lille

Connections and Lille railway station 

Lille is a major city and has 2 railway stations: Lille Europe and Lille-Flandres (served by OUIGO).   



Flandres station has established itself as an indispensable northern railway station. Thanks to its  proximity to the capital (between 50 minutes and 1hr 20mins away), it is the northern terminus of  the Paris-Nord – Lille line, one of France's most important railway lines. 

The city of Lille also provides connections with other nearby European countries (United Kingdom,  Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands). 

Lille-Flandres train station is the only one to run OUIGO services but you can still cross France thanks  to their numerous destinations. 

You can travel from Lille Flandres to: 


  •  The Southwest: Angoulême, Poitiers, Bordeaux 

  • The South: Avignon, Montpellier, Nîmes 

  • Île-de-France and Central France: Paris and Tours (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps) 


Buy a low-cost train ticket to Lille 

Lille is a beautiful city and planning a visit is a worthwhile choice! Here are some useful tips before booking your ticket. 


  • If you want more flexibility and options, then go for the OUIGO PLUS service! For only €9  more, you can choose the type of seat (single, trio or by a plug for your devices, the choice is  yours), enjoy OUIFI access and take extra luggage! 

    NB: You can select a specific OUIGO PLUS service, for an extra benefit without paying for the  complete €9 package. 


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Discover Lille with OUIGO: an idyllic destination!

What to do in Lille?

You've arrived in Lille and are ready to enjoy all that the city offers thanks to your cheap OUIGO train tickets. 


If you like walking, explore the Old Town with its cobbled streets and architectural wonders. Lille-Flandres train station is just a few minutes’ walk away. 


If you want a fantastic view of the city, go to the top of the town hall's belfry (one of the highest in Europe). Finally, you can continue your walk by visiting numerous religious landmarks (Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, Church of the Sacred Heart…) or the many lush parks (Parc des Géants, Parc de la Citadelle…). 


And if your walk has worked up your appetite, what could be better than some delicious Lille treats?  From waffles, cheeses, chips and pies to other typical regional dishes, Lille is known for its super-tasty specialities. There's food everywhere!  


Did you know? The massive Grande Braderie de Lille flea market always takes place on the 1st Sunday of September! 


Public transportation in Lille

As a major European city, Lille and its outskirts have excellent public transport services. Metro-wise Lille has 2 automated driverless lines that cross the entire city. At €1.70 per ticket, you can travel continuously for 1 hour across the entire transport network (Metro, Bus and Tram). 

As for buses, 90 bus lines serve the city and even go as far as bordering countries!  If you prefer to explore the city by bike, there's the 24-hour V'lille self-service bike hire that starts at€1.75 (first 30 minutes are free, after which is cost €1.10 per half hour).