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Take the Eurostar from Lille to London St Pancras

If you haven’t had the pleasure of travelling by Eurostar yet, then now’s a great time. There’s no better or quicker way to travel from Lille in France to London, beating the car, ferry and plane by hours – the fastest train takes just 1h 22m to reach the capital.

Travelling on a Eurostar service means you’ll have plenty of luggage allowance, free WiFi and access to the onboard café for hot and cold drinks and snacks along the way. There are three different classes to choose from, but if you fancy really travelling in style – Business Premier (their version on First Class) offers extra-wide seating and a complimentary Raymond Blanc-curated menu served to your seat.

Once you arrive into London St Pancras International station, you’ll in a prime position to explore the rest of London, with six Underground lines waiting to whisk you away to Oxford Street (a 5-minute journey), Charing Cross (a 12-minute journey) or Canary Wharf (a 22-minute journey) to name a few.

Ready to book? You can find train times and ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Lille to London St Pancras by train.

Lille to London St-Pancras by train

It takes an average of 2h 52m to travel from Lille to London St-Pancras by train, over a distance of around 152 miles (245 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Lille to London St-Pancras and tickets for this journey start from €57 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 18m
Price€57 - €438
Distance152 miles (245 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationLondon St-Pancras
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Lille to London St-Pancras train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to London St-Pancras for Sunday 9th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:30 Lille Europe Eurostar10:02 London St-PancrasEurostar 9117 Eurostar Get tickets2h 47m, direct
15:30 Lille Europe Eurostar16:05 London St-PancrasEurostar 9141 Eurostar Get tickets2h 50m, direct
17:36 Lille Europe Eurostar18:06 London St-PancrasEurostar 9149 Eurostar Get tickets2h 45m, direct
21:00 Lille Europe Eurostar21:33 London St-PancrasEurostar 9163 Eurostar Get tickets2h 48m, direct
09:30 Lille Europe Eurostar10:02 London St-PancrasEurostar 9117 Eurostar Get tickets2h 47m, direct
15:30 Lille Europe Eurostar16:05 London St-PancrasEurostar 9141 Eurostar Get tickets2h 50m, direct
14:41 Lille-Europe18:06 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9862 SNCF Get tickets4h 40m, 1 change
21:00 Lille Europe Eurostar21:33 London St-PancrasEurostar 9163 Eurostar Get tickets2h 48m, direct
20:15 Lille-Europe21:33 London St-PancrasTER 44409 SNCF Get tickets2h 33m, 1 change
09:30 Lille Europe Eurostar10:02 London St-PancrasEurostar 9117 Eurostar Get tickets2h 47m, direct

Eurostar trains from Lille to London St-Pancras

You can travel from Lille to London St-Pancras on Eurostar trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Lille to London St-Pancras

Train tickets from Lille to London St-Pancras start at €57 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €283.80.
lowest price found
from57
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price242.48
on the day
avg. single price283.80

Book in advance

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 Lille to London St-Pancras by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lille to London St-Pancras? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lille to London St-Pancras take?

The average journey time by train between Lille and London St-Pancras is 2 hours and 52 minutes, with around 5 trains 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Lille and London St-Pancras by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to London St-Pancras is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to London St-Pancras cost?

Train tickets from Lille to London St-Pancras can start from as little as €57 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lille to London St-Pancras?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lille to London St-Pancras without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Lille to London St-Pancras. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lille to London St-Pancras leave?

The first train from Lille to London St-Pancras leaves at 09:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lille to London St-Pancras leave?

The last train from Lille to London St-Pancras leaves at 21:00. 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.

What's the distance between Lille and London St-Pancras by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to London St-Pancras cover a distance of around 152 miles (245 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London St-Pancras to Lille.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille to London St-Pancras for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/08/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/08/2020 for travel on 13/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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