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Journey Information

Paris to Lille bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$3.48
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day17
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lille?

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.

Can I take a day trip from Paris to Lille?

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.

What is there to do in Lille?

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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Paris to Lille right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Paris to Lille?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $9.43 was the low point for bus fares from Paris to Lille. Buses from Lille to Paris are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $9.43 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $6.68 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 126 miles (204 kilometers) from Paris, to Lille,, However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

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, 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 Paris?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Paris to Lille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Paris to Lille?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Paris, to Lille,, Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus83h 4m$10.46
Ouibus123h 27m$10.41

Where does the bus leave from in Paris?

Most buses depart from the main station in Paris, :

  • 208 Quai de Bercy
  • Bercy
  • Rue Bernard Buffet 10
  • La Défense

Where does the bus arrive in Lille?

All buses from Paris arrive at one main station in Lille, :

  • Lille Europe Station

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