Although Eurostar will not be running trains to or from Ashford International station until 2022, you can still get from Ashford International to Lille by train.
The average journey time from Ashford International to Lille by train is 2h 42m and currently requires 1 change. You’ll need to take a Southeastern train from Ashford International to London St Pancras (the journey takes around 38 minutes), then catch the direct Eurostar train from London to Lille – you’ll reach your destination in about 1h 24m.
If you’ve already booked your ticket from Ashford International to Lille, you can request an eVoucher by filling out Eurostar’s eVoucher claim form. Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next train journey. You’ll be able to travel from London St Pancras to any Eurostar destination for free unless the value of your new ticket is higher than that of the voucher itself, in which case you’ll have to pay the difference.
Getting off at Lille-Europe train station, you’ll be only a few minutes away from the city centre. Make sure you stop by the town hall and the belfry – it's the highest in the region! – as well as the Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the largest museums in France.
Need more information? Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to check train times and compare ticket prices.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Ashford International to Lille by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Ashford International and Lille is 2 hours and 43 minutes, with around 1 train per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Ashford International to Lille is 2 hours and 43 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Ashford International to Lille can start from as little as €52 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Ashford International to Lille. Travelling from Ashford International to Lille by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Ashford International to Lille leaves at 09:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Ashford International to Lille leaves at 09:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Ashford International to Lille cover a distance of around 102 miles (164 km) during the journey.