Lille Europe

Lille / Rijsel, (France)

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About the station

Lille has two main train stations:

(1) THIS STATION - Lille Europe - which is used by Eurostar and Thalys trains and TGB (TGV) trains to Brussels.

Also the majority of (but not all) the TGVs from Lille to cities in France (other than Paris) depart from here.

Some TGVs from Lille to Paris also depart from Lille Europe.

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

(2) Lille Flandres station – which is used by other TGVs, including the majority of (but not all) trains between Lille and Paris.

Trains from Lille to Amiens, Rouen and cities in Belgium including Ghent/Gent and Antwerp/Anvers also depart from there.

Lille Flandres is the city’s older and more central station, although Lille Europe station is located a comparatively short distance to the north of Lille Flandres - so still has relatively easy city centre access.


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

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

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

(3) This concourse above the platforms is divided into four departure halls - which can cause confusion, so the best advice is to follow the signs.

The signage in the station is comparatively easy to follow.

1st Class Lounge
Bus Station
Car Hire
Information Desk
Left Luggage
Step Free
Taxi Rank
Terminus Station

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Departing By Train

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Arriving By Train

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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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Conveniently Located Hotels

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Our General Guide to Using French Stations

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