Train Brussels → LilleFrom AU$ 28
- Departure station : Bruxelles midi (47 B, Avenue Fonsny 1060 Bruxelles)
- Arrival station : Lille europe (1, Place François Mitterand 59777 Lille)
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Main stations in Brussels and Lille
Brussels Midi Train Station
Address: 47 B, Avenue Fonsny 1060 BruxellesOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm Trains operating in and from this station:
Intercity trains, Thalys, ICE and Eurostar
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lille Europe Train Station
Address: 1, Place François Mitterand 59777 LilleOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:20am to 12:15am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar), Regional trains (TER)
Information Point, Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Banks and currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Photo Booths, ATM and Phone cabins.
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Reviews & ratings Brussels - Lille
Trip Comfort, Value for money
Very happy with Comfort, price etc. Station staff very helpful.
All very Good thank you. Station staff very Helpful.
Great way to travel through Europe. Clean and comfortable carriages and seats. No waiting around for hours like at airports.
The best way to travel in Europe. It is quick and you can see the countryside. This was a short journey but still good.
I booked this ticket and then realised that you had to disembark at Lille in order to get to Antwerp - a bit awkward with luggage and not well explained etc. So initially asked some other travellers who gave me incorrect information so luckily checked with information desk about when the train was arriving etc. Rather book a direct train. Also the elevator was not working so very difficult to get to the platform if you have lots of luggage.
To take this train we had to travel from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi. This was more difficult than anticipated, as we had trouble locating the correct platform and even the right train once we found our platform. A friendly off-duty policeman and another Belgium gentleman helped us. It would help if the train's number were placed on the information boards at the stations, not just the departure times and destinations. Once seated in the right train the journey was typical of the high standard of first-class TGV travel. The changeover at Lille Europe was easy.
Thalys from Amsterdam to Brussels was very smooth and comfortable, and got us there super-fast. Unfortunately prior to getting on the train we had had to carry full suitcases up quite a lot of stairs at Amsterdam station as neither the escalator nor lift up to platform was working so we were certainly ready for the soft seat. Luggage space seemed rather limited on the train also, but the actual ride was superb. Once we reached Brussels we could use our ticket to travel on from Midi to Central station (which was close to our hotel).
TGV is quick and smooth way to travel; it took about 40 minutes to get us right to heart of Lille Europe station. We considered afterwards that it might be better for lifting and storing luggage to enter at the back of the previous coach ( and move backwards inside) rather than use the door of assigned coach, near which lots of luggage was crammed.
Very comfortable way to travel without all the hassles of the airport. We were worried about being at Brussels Midi for a couple of hours, but we found a great place (room with glass walls so we could still see what was going on) to sit with all our luggage and there was plenty of security around. Would not hesitate to travel this way again.
Finding the station for our next leg to Arras was a problem. It was not obvious and not sign posted. Luggage stowage was also a problem.
High speed rail all the way, an experience that should not be missed. Book seats if using Eurail as a supplement is payable and be aware of platform allocations in France as these often occur 15 or 20 minutes before the train is due to leave. Luxury high speed train travel at its best.
While the train was full first thing in the morning, it was easy enough to find a place to put luggage, something which is often the major worry. A light breakfast was served which was unexpected and very welcome. The booking made no reference to a meal. The journey was pleasant, especially so as Rail Europe had gone to great pains to secure me and my husband seats together, in spite of the fact that I was leaving the train at Lille and he was continuing to Brussels.
A pleasant way to spend the time in a fast journey between cities. We enjoyed our first trip on a fast train in a fast but rather dirty train. Not enough attention to detail by the rail company but the price was cheap so I wonder where you draw the line? Dirty windows made photography hopeless.