Changing trains in Lille
Many travellers from the UK to France opt to change trains in Lille, since it can be easier than changing stations in Paris, particularly for families or those less confident crossing Paris.
Often there are fewer connecting trains from Lille, so the overall journey time may be longer but it may be preferable depending on your needs. However, changing trains in Paris needn't been stressful, and most station transfers are straightforward if you plan carefully. For help and advice, read our guide: Changing trains in Paris.
IN THIS ARTICLE
- Interchange versus transfer
- Interchange: Changing trains at Lille Europe station
- Transfer: Lille Europe to Lille Flanders
- Transfer: From Lille Flandres to Lille Europe
Interchange versus transfer
An interchange is a change between trains that arrive and depart from the same station. You will be required to disembark from the first train and walk to the main concourse and view the digital displays to find out which platform your connecting train departs from.
A transfer means that you will need to travel between stations, either on foot, by taxi or on public transport. Any additional costs will not usually be included in the price of your ticket.
For more information, including how to increase the amount of time between trains, read: Understanding Interchanges and Transfers.