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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity buses per day from Paris to Lille. Traveling by bus from Paris to Lille usually takes around 3 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance126 mi (204 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price€9.00
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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How much is a bus ticket from Paris to Lille?

€11.76 is the average price of a bus ticket from Paris to Lille. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paris to Lille in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €19 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 Paris to Lille?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Paris to Lille. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus233h 3m€13.92
  • 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 23 trips from Paris to Lille, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 3 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taking a bus is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lille, with tickets averaging just €7.85. Train tickets for this route hover around €66.
Lille is an ideal place to visit for a day trip from Paris. With over 40 direct bus trips daily each way, and an average duration of 3 hours and 45 minutes, you can easily make the round trip in one day. The earliest bus from Paris to Lille leaves at 2:40 a.m. and arrives at 6:10 a.m., and the latest return bus leaves Lille at 11:40 p.m. and arrives back in Paris at 3:15 a.m.

Lille is a wonderful place to visit for culture and architecture. The city boasts a number of world-class and unique museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the largest art museums in France. Parks include the Garden Vauban, and Place du General de Gaulle, the Rang du Beauregard, and Vieille Bourse are all stunning examples of Lille’s architectural offerings, from the Flemish Renaissance to Baroque to the more modern tribute to France’s most famous president.

If you happen to be visiting during the first weekend in September, visit the Braderie de Lille, Europe’s largest flea market. Otherwise, make sure to eat in an estaminet, small restaurants that serve Flemish specialties

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 204 kilometers from Paris to Lille. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Paris to Lille at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 02:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 23 scheduled buses that travel from Paris 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 Paris to Lille without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Paris to Lille; ticket prices start at €38.36.

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

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 Paris?

Main departure station: Gare de Bercy Seine

Most buses depart from the main station in Paris.

All bus stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

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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