Final Destination: Paris Gare Du Nord
Monday - Thursday = 17 x trains per day
Friday = 18 x trains
Saturday = 10 x trains
Sunday = 11 x trains
There are not departures in every hour
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date.
When booking 2nd class tickets only one type of ticket will be available per departure, discounted 'Prems' tickets or 'Seconde' tickets; though the price of Seconde tickets are also typically cheaper when they are first placed on sale.
When booking 1st class tickets there will be a choice of Premiere tickets and Business Premiere tickets.
The two key T&Cs of booking Prems, Seconde, or Premiere tickets are:
Though if you book Business Premiere tickets, the key T&Cs are that tickets can be exchanged and refunded free of charge up to 30 minutes after departure, so if you get to the station just too late to miss the train you were originally booked on to, you won't lose out financially.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding these TGV trains.
The price is dictated by demand per departure, so book ahead and try and be flexible re: your departure and arrival times, as trains leaving earlier or later can be cheaper.
To see the full range of prices on this route, don't use a specific station in Lille when looking up this journey, select Lille as a city
Unless you specifically want to depart from Lille Europe or Lille Flandres stations; there are direct trains from the capital from both stations, though the fastest and more frequent trains depart from Lille Flandres.
The lower cost Ouigo services are not available when travelling city centre to city center on the Lille to Paris route.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €15|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €15|
|Happy rail||from €15|
|Save A Train||from €15|
|Rail Europe||from €15|
The train service from Lille to Paris was fundamentally altered back in 2020.
All of these non-stop trains from Lille to Paris now depart from Lille Flandres station,
This was always the station in Lille with the most frequent service of trains to the French capital, but now it also has the quickest trains.
What changed is that the trains to Paris from some of the locations to the north of Lille, such as Boulogne and Dunkerque, which depart from Lille Europe station - the city's other main station, now take a slower route.
They divert off of the direct high speed route to call at Arras, because that city isn't on the high speed line.
This route, which is also followed on Monday to Fridays by the first departure of the day from Lille Flandres station, has a typical journey time of 1hr 17mins, so those trains are now 15mins slower than these trains.
The journey time won't impact on the ticket price, the but the cheaper tickets are likely to sell out faster on the more popular departures, meaning that taking those trains from Lille Europe can be cheaper.
So if Lille Europe is a convenient departure station and you don't mind an additional 15-20 mins of train travel, those trains can be worth considering.
Particularly on Sundays those trains from Lille Europe can plug gaps between departures of these trains which leave from Lille Flandres station.
Two of the four trains which depart for Paris on Sundays before 13:00 leave from Lille Europe.
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