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Lille to Ypres

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Lille to Ypres

Hello, I am looking to do a daytrip from Lille to Ypres by rail? Can Ypres be done in a day and what would be the best options for getting there?

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1. Re: Lille to Ypres

hi Alycia,

For Lille-Ypres by train you have to change at Kortrijk staion and take there a train to Ypres.

Ypres is a small city and can be done in 1 day

For more info on Ypres: www.ieper.be (also in english) tours: www.ypres-fbt.be

Hope this help a bit,have a nice trip

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2. Re: Lille to Ypres

>"For Lille-Ypres by train you have to change at Kortrijk staion and take there a train to Ypres.

Ypres is a small city and can be done in 1 day

For more info on Ypres: www.ieper.be (also in english) tours: www.ypres-fbt.be"

I've been trying to work out via the forum the possibility of this train journey. Using www.b-rail.be I have been able to get as far as finding a train, but I cannot find out the price of an adult ticket. Does anyone know the cost of this ticket and where I might find it on that website please. Also the www.ieper.be website does not work?

Is there only one train station in Lille?

Your help is appreciated. K

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3. Re: Lille to Ypres

1) You won't find prices for travel outside Belgium on the B-Rail site unless, possibly, you do a test purchase - but I don't see how you can do that either as you can hardly pick up tickets at a Belgian station when you are starting your journey in France! You could try the SNCF (French Railways) site, but as you can't actually book a seat anyway on these trains, and they are not cheaper if you buy in advance, you might just as well buy your ticket at the station on the day of travel.

I can tell you that a single ticket from Kortrijk to Ieper costs €4.80 and from Mouscron (first stop in Belgium on the line from Lille to Kortrijk) to Ieper, €6.60; so I would guess that from Lille to Ieper it should cost about €10-12.

2) There are 2 railway stations in Lille, Lille-Europe for Eurostar to Brussels/London and TGVs to Paris; and Lille-Flandres for local trains and IC trains to Kortrijk (Courtrai in French: final destination of these trains is Antwerp - Anvers in French). They are not far from each other.

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4. Re: Lille to Ypres

gaminari,

Thankyou very much for this information, I will check the France forum for any discussions on the connection from Lille. K

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5. Re: Lille to Ypres

I forgot to mention, the B-Rail site has (at least) one peculiarity which is that if you click "buy online", and select your stations of departure and destination and time, for "premium" (Eurostar, TGV) trains it will display the price, e.g. €26 for Brussels to Lille-Europe but for ordinary trains it will only do this at the next stage: and to get to the next stage it requires you to have registered with the site as a potential purchaser. Since I am not registered (I buy my tickets at the station), this means I can't do a test purchase for you e.g. Ieper to Lille-Flandres, which should be the same price.

However, I don't understand what information you need about connections from Lille. You already have the information on trains from there to Ieper, and you didn't say you were connecting from anywhere else. If you want a more precise price, you will either have to try the French Railways site or you could always register with the B-Rail (click "buy online" making sure you are in the international section).

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