Lille to Madrid by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    21:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 4m

Travelling from Lille to Madrid by train

The fastest trains from Lille to Madrid take around 12 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,254 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lille and Madrid.

Journeys between Lille and Madrid usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Lille to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 12 departures. The duration is normally about 12 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Lille around 06:54 and the last train is around 21:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lille around 05:30, and the last at 22:13.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Lille to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lille to Madrid by train.

Which trains operate between Lille and Madrid?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Lille to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • FS100
  • RENFE-SNCF
  • TGV
  • TGV Atlantic
  • TGV Duplex
  • TGV Est
  • TGV Nord
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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