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Bordeaux to Lille by train

The journey from Bordeaux to Lille by train is 434.83 mi and takes 5 hr 36 min. There are 85 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:39 AM and the last at 8:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Lille by train for as little as $29.76 or as much as $176.52. The best price for this journey is $29.76.

Lowest Price$29.76
Journey Duration5 hr 36 min
Connection per Day85
Lowest Price$29.76
Highest Price$176.52
First Departure5:39 AM
Last Departure8:50 PM
Distance434.83 mi
DepartureBordeaux
ArrivalLille
CarriersTGV inOui, TGVMore

Bordeaux to Lille Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Lille

The average duration of a train journey from Bordeaux to Lille is 5 hr 36 min. There are approximately 85 trains connecting Bordeaux and Lille per day. The cheapest train ticket from Bordeaux to Lille costs around $29.76.

If you're traveling from Bordeaux to Lille by train, you'll depart from Bordeaux Saint Jean train station. This station is connected to Lille train station. There might not be a direct connection between all the stations in these two locations, but Virail provides you with both direct routes and transfer services that you can take to reach Lille from Bordeaux. Moreover, remember to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

The transportation is provided by the railway company SNCF, and there are several types of trains you can take, such as TGV INOUI, OUIGO, or TER.

  • TGV is the high-speed intercity rail service in France operated by SNCF. Additionally, SNCF offers TGV INOUI, which provides a standard service with an enhanced customer experience, and OUIGO, which is a budget version. If you prefer OUIGO, you can access additional fixed services for an extra fee.
  • You can access free Wi-Fi service on TER trains (only available on new trains), with the Ouifi or Ouifun option on OUIGO, and depending on the service type you choose, the features of your free Wi-Fi on TGV INOUI trains are more advanced.
  • Power outlets are available for a small additional fee on seat selection in OUIGO, customized according to the service you choose on TGV INOUI, and only modern or commons-usage versions on TER trains.
  • Except for TER trains, you can choose your seats. However, please note that factors influencing seat selection also impact the price.
  • There is no size limit for luggage on TER trains as long as they can be carried individually and fit in the designated luggage spaces on your train. Bicycles can be brought on board for free but without a reservation. OUIGO offers two types of luggage options, including the basic fare. It measures 36 x 27 x 15 cm for two carry-on bags or 36 x 27 x 15 cm for one carry-on bag or 55 x 35 x 25 cm for one carry-on bag. Strollers are included in your ticket. For additional luggage or bulky items such as bicycles, scooters, skis, or musical instruments, you can bring them with you under certain conditions. There is no weight limit for your luggage on TGV INOUI, but you must be able to carry your luggage yourself and label them. You can also bring your bicycle for an additional fee.
  • On OUIGO and TER trains, there is no onboard catering or bar service. Many TGV trains have café cars where you can find snacks or drinks, and on TGV INOUI service, you can order from your seat and have it delivered.

The train between Bordeaux and Lille is one of the best and most comfortable ways to travel to Lille. Moreover, the train is one of the most sustainable modes of transportation for your journeys. After arriving in Lille, you'll find a wide range of activities to enjoy. The city offers something for everyone, with various options for things to do and places to see. A trip to Lille wouldn't be complete without visiting the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, the largest art museum outside of Paris. Another gem to explore is Vieux Lille (Old Lille), the city's historic district. Here, cobblestone streets are lined with Flemish architecture, and an abundance of boutiques, antique shops, and cafés invite you to wander and discover. Enjoy a coffee in a pavement café, sample local specialties like the "moules-frites" (mussels and fries) or the delicious "gaufres fourrées" (filled waffles), and don't forget to try a local beer in one of the many traditional bars in Vieux Lille. A unique mixture of modern and traditional architecture also awaits at the Lille Cathedral (Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille). For those seeking outdoor attractions, the Citadel of Lille, a star-shaped fortress designed by the famed French military engineer Vauban, now serves as a serene public park, perfect for a peaceful stroll or picnic. The Natural History Museum (Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille) is another point of interest, offering intriguing collections of zoology, geology, and ethnography that are sure to fascinate families and natural history enthusiasts alike

Situated near the Lille-Flandres Train Station are numerous cultural attractions that visitors can explore. Just a short walk from the station, you'll find the Saint Maurice Church (Église Saint-Maurice), a striking Gothic church known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and impressive woodwork. Further, enhancing the cultural landscape near Lille-Flandres station is the Lille Opera (Opéra de Lille), a stunning opera house that presents a diverse program of opera, concerts, and ballet performances. A bit further afield, but easily accessible by public transport, is the House of Photography (Maison de la Photographie). This museum houses a remarkable collection of photographic works, appealing to enthusiasts of the medium. Lastly, don't miss the opportunity to explore Gare Saint Sauveur. A quick walk from Lille-Flandres station, this former railway station has been ingeniously converted into a cultural hub, hosting a range of exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events that reflect the vibrant local arts scene.

If you are planning to travel from Bordeaux to Lille by train, allow us the privilege of aiding you in the meticulous planning of your journey. We check thousands of destinations by train, bus, and plane to assist you in finding the best price. If you want to see the best prices for all modes of transportation between Bordeaux and Lille, you can browse our convenient price calendar below and find the option that suits your needs.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Lille.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bordeaux to Lille, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bordeaux to Lille.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $23.09 to $93.54 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 75% on your trip!

Find the best day to travel to Lille by train

When travelling to Lille by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Thalys is a high-speed train operator that offers service between France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Thalys trains operate at high speeds, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, making them one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel between cities in the region. The trains have modern amenities, including comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and on-board dining options, making them a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers.

Ticket types and facilities from Bordeaux to Lille

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO, TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Bordeaux to Lille.

Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Standard

With The Standard ticket, you can get a budget-friendly second class seat with advanced booking. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
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Comfort

You can get a first class seat with The Comfort fare. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
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Premium

You can travel with a customized rate with full service benefits of the Premium fare. Experience a comfortable journey and maximum flexibility to make changes or cancel up until the last minute.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
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All Thalys trains feature free WiFi. Plus, expect steady 3G or 4G coverage for most routes.
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All seats in every class have 2-pin, 220v power sockets to meet your charging needs.
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When traveling with Thalys, your ticket includes the privilege of carrying one hand luggage item and two larger bags, which must not exceed the dimensions of 75x53x70 cm. There is no weight limit specified, however, it's important to ensure that your baggage is within your personal handling capacity. The bags must be stored in the designated area on the train for the duration of the journey.
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For boarding assistance, please alert Thalys ahead of time. They accommodate wheelchairs adhering to specific dimensions: max 70 cm width, 120 cm height, 150 cm turning circle diameter, and a combined weight of 300 kg for passenger and luggage.
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In Standard and Comfort Class, the Thalys Welcome Bar awaits with an array of snacks. Opt to pre-order using your device for swift collection. Traveling Premium? Delight in Chef Frank Fol's gourmet meal served directly to your seat on journeys exceeding 50 minutes.
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Every Thalys train ensures a cool journey with onboard air-conditioning.
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On Thalys, you can bring a non-folding bike if it's disassembled and in a bag under 135 x 85 x 30 cm. Folding bikes? Just make sure they're within 75 x 53 x 30 cm, and it'll be considered as regular luggage. Got skis? Pop them in a case that's less than 3 m and under 32 kg.
Services on board TGV inOui, TGV and OUIGO from Bordeaux to Lille
Compare services on board when travelling from Bordeaux to Lille by train.
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Bordeaux to Lille CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
48.99kg
Bus
52.48kg
Flight
139.96kg
Car
111.97kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bordeaux to Lille by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bordeaux and Lille are 48.99kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bordeaux and Lille? By taking the train between Bordeaux and Lille you will save 90.97kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.49kg compared to a bus and 62.98kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bordeaux to Lille?
A train ticket from Bordeaux to Lille is $83.05. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $29.76.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bordeaux to Lille?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bordeaux to Lille is $29.76. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bordeaux and Lille by train?
Bordeaux to Lille is 434.83 mi.
How long does the train between Bordeaux and Lille take?
Bordeaux to Lille is on average 5 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 2 min.
Which companies operate from Bordeaux to Lille?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Lille is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV inOui, TGV, OUIGO, SNCF, Thalys, TER, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Bordeaux to Lille?
Bordeaux to Lille has 85 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bordeaux to Lille leave?
The earliest train from Bordeaux to Lille departs at 5:39 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bordeaux to Lille depart?
The latest train from Bordeaux to Lille departs at 8:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bordeaux to Lille in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $29.76 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bordeaux to Lille?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bordeaux to go to Lille. You can go from Bègles, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and Pessac and you can arrive at Lille Europe, Lezennes (f) and Gare de Lille Flandres.
How many direct connections depart from Bordeaux to Lille?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Bordeaux to go to Lille.
What's the fastest journey time between Bordeaux to Lille by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bordeaux and Lille is 4 hr 2 min.
Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Lille?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bordeaux and Lille.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bordeaux to Lille by train?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Lille creates 48.99kg of CO2 emissions.

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