Lille Europe

Lille, (France)

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About the station

Our guide to Lille Europe station provides insights into what to look out for when departing and arriving by train - and how to make the transfer to Lille Flandres station

Lille has two main train stations:

(1) Lille Europe - this station

(2Lille Flandres - which is where trains from Lille to Amiens, Rouen and some cities in Belgium including Ghent/Gent and Antwerp/Anvers depart from.

Lille Europe station was built for the high speed trains, so it's used by Eurostar and the TGVs to Bruxelles.

Most of the TGV trains between Lille and destinations in France, other than Paris, use Lille Europe - and some of the trains between Lille and Paris also use this station.

However, most of the TGVs between Lille and Paris depart from/arrive at Lille Flandres station.

So if you will be taking a TGV from Lille to Paris - check your ticket to confirm which station your train will be departing from, before setting off to the station.

Lille Flandres station is closer to the city centre, although Lille Europe station is located a comparatively short distance to the north of Lille Flandres - so it also has relatively easy city centre access.


Lille Europe is a huge train station - so navigating it can be a bewildering experience for first time users.

The station facilities are housed on an enormous concourse - which sits above the voies (platforms/tracks).

This concourse spans the length of the platforms - which results in an extremely long building, that has multiple entrances/exits.

It is also divided into four departure halls marked by signs which hang down from the roof.

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Departing By Train from Lille Europe

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Arriving By Train at Lille Europe

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Connecting Into Onward Trains FROM the Eurostar

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Making The Transfer To Lille-Flandres Station

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Our General Guide to Using French Stations

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