Buses from Nice to Lille

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Nice to Lille. Traveling by bus from Nice to Lille usually takes around 18 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 16 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance517 mi (832 km)
Shortest duration16h 20m
Cheapest price€36.07
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Bus lines2

Price trends for buses from Nice to Lille

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Nice to Lille?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Nice to Lille that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BlaBlaCar Bus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus316h 40m€115.92
FlixBus321h 25m€143.39
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Nice and Lille, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • 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 Nice to Lille, and usually makes the trip in about 21 hours and 25 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 Nice 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Nice to Lille?

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 832 kilometers from Nice to Lille. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lille at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Nice?

The first bus leaves at 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Nice to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Lille each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Nice to Lille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Nice

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Nice is one of the most famous cities on the French Riviera and a can't miss destination in France. We even included it in our itinerary of top French cities to visit. Start your trip with a scenic stroll along the gorgeous Promenade des Anglais bordering the Mediterranean. Picture vibrant blue water, colorful beach umbrellas, and a bustle of pedestrians from all over the world. To get an aerial view of this scene, hike the Colline du Château, or castle hill, and soak in the incredible panorama of the harbor and city.

You could easily spend your entire visit soaking in the sun and salt of the sea, but make sure to save time to check out some of Nice's notable museums. Musée Marc Chagall and Musée Matisse focus on specific artists, and Musée d'Archéologie de Nice includes entrance to the ruins of a Roman settlement nearby.

One of the easiest ways to get to Nice is by bus. FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Union Ivkoni run routes to this sparkling destination from other cities throughout France. SNCF trains connect Nice to other French Riviera towns like Cannes and farther cities like Paris. International travelers will likely fly into Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which welcomes direct flights from several continents.

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 Nice?

Main departure station: Aéroport De Nice Côte d'Azur

Most buses depart from the main station in Nice.

All bus stations in Nice:

  • Aéroport De Nice Côte d'Azur

Where does the bus arrive in Lille?

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Main arrival station: Gare de Lille Europe

Gare de Lille Europe (Lille-Europe Station) is a large transportation interchange on the northeastern edge of Lille's center. It consists of a railway station, bus station, metro stop, and tram stop along and below the Boulevard de Turin. International Eurostar and long-distance TGV services stop through this station, connecting to destinations in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It is within walking distance to Lille-Flandres, where trains to Paris depart. There are multiple waiting areas, kiosks, toilets, and more at this large station.

Bus stations in Lille:

  • Gare de Lille Europe

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