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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Brussels to Lille. Traveling by bus from Brussels to Lille usually takes around one hour and 24 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price€2.90
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Brussels to Lille?

Typically €2.94 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Lille. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €5 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Brussels to Lille in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €9 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Brussels to Lille?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Brussels to Lille that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BlaBlaCar Bus usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus61h 21m€7.32
FlixBus31h 33m€8.54
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Lille from €3. There are 6 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from Brussels to Lille and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Lille. In Brussels, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Lille from Gare du Midi and no other station. In Lille, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Gare de Lille Europe and no other station.

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Lille takes 1 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Lille in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Lille.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Brussels to Lille, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 33 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Brussels to Lille during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 24 minutes to cover the 94 kilometers from Brussels to Lille. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Lille. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Brussels?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Brussels to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Lille are there per day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Brussels to Lille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Brussels to Lille without transferring.

City Information

Brussels

The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.

Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.

Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.

Lille

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Once an important trade center in historic French Flanders, Lille is now the capital of the Hauts-de-France region close to the Belgian border. With strong Flemish influences and an ever-lively downtown, Lille makes an incredible Northern France destination.

It's hard to decide where to go first in this city full of architecturally-beautiful historical buildings. The Vieux-Lille is possibly one of the most striking areas, filled with many ornate buildings. This old-town area of Lille demonstrates the true Flemish soul of the city. Visit the Place du General-de-Gaulle or the Vieille Bourse (a stock exchange from the 1600s!) for a taste of the city's history, or simply wander through the cobblestone streets to discover many local cafes.

During your visit to Lille, you must sample the foods and drinks that the region is famous for. Northern France hosts an amazing beer scene, with many craft bars offering a truly French-Flemish experience. Plus, Lille's proximity to Belgium means you are never too far away from waffles. Belgian-style waffles have delighted the people of Lille for over 250 years, and you will be able to see why as soon as you taste one.

Travel to Lille is exceptionally convenient. Arrive via Eurostar from London or via TGV from Paris and other major cities. Lille also has a small airport, offering direct flights from nearby countries. The cheapest mode of transport is often traveling by bus. Carriers including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad run bus routes from Lille to destinations throughout Western Europe.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Brussels?

Departure stations

Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.

All bus stations in Brussels:

  • Gare du Midi

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