Cologne - Lille
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To Lille from Cologne on Eurostar, ICE and TGV® trains Travel to Lille from Cologne

Getting from Cologne to Lille is easy! On this train journey, you just need to change trains once, at Brussels (Midi/Zuid) station, after your arrival there from Cologne.

This journey of over 300 km from Germany to France takes just over 3 hours on high-speed trains. And as an added bonus, you’ll arrive in the city centre!

Take the Eurostar or ICE train from Cologne to Brussels

The first leg of your journey will take you from the central station in Cologne (Köln Hbf) to Brussels (Midi/Zuid) station. This service runs several times a day with high-speed Eurostar or ICE trains, and takes just 1 hour 47 minutes.

Get from Brussels to Lille with Eurostar or TGV INOUI

At Brussels (Midi/Zuid) station, board the Eurostar or TGV INOUI trains to Lille. All you have to do is change platforms after your arrival from Cologne. Very easy!

There are around 8 direct trains from Brussels to Lille on weekdays. They’ll take you to Lille Europe train station in around 35 minutes. One of 2 major railway stations in the city, Lille Europe is an international hub for Eurostar and TGV INOUI so if your journey’s taking you further into France, this is the ideal starting point to do so.

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Köln Hbf train station

50667 Cologne

Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid train station

47B Avenue Fonsny
1060 Brussels

Lille Europe train station

1 Place François Mitterrand
59777 Euralille
Contact Centre
+32 70 79 79 79 (€0.30/min)