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Travelling from Lille to London St Pancras with the Eurostar

Taking the train from Lille to London St Pancras? We’ve got you covered!

The average journey time by train between Lille and London St Pancras is 1 hour and 32 minutes, although it can take just 1 hour and 26 minutes on the fastest services.

You’ll be travelling on a high-speed Eurostar train on this 152-mile route. You’ll be whisked from city centre to city centre without having to worry about airport transfers, traffic or parking. What’s more, with Eurostar’s free onboard entertainment, you’ll get to enjoy top TV shows, films, and documentaries, as well as free WiFi, at-seat power sockets and an onboard bar buffet.

Upgrade to First Class (Business Premier) and you’ll also get to enjoy a complimentary meal served to your seat and just a 10-minute check-in.

Once you arrive at London St Pancras station, you’ll be 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? Search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Lille to London St Pancras.

Lille to London St Pancras International by train

It takes an average of 1h 23m to travel from Lille to London St Pancras International by train, over a distance of around 152 miles (245 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Lille to London St Pancras International and tickets for this journey start from £49.50 when you book in advance.

First train

08:35

Last train

21:35

Departure station

Lille

Arrival station

London St Pancras International

Journey time

From 1h 21m

Distance

152 miles (245 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £49.50

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus, Sindbad

Lille to London St Pancras International train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to London St Pancras International for Dienstag 23. April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:35 08:57 1h 22m, direct
08:33 09:57 1h 24m, direct
10:36 11:57 1h 21m, direct
12:35 13:57 1h 22m, direct
14:30 15:57 1h 27m, direct
17:35 19:00 1h 25m, direct
19:30 20:57 1h 27m, direct
20:35 21:57 1h 22m, direct

Eurostar trains from Lille to London St Pancras International

You can travel from Lille to London St Pancras International 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 carriage. 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). On 1st October, 2023, Eurostar and Thalys joined forces and are now united under the Eurostar name. Eurostar now runs trains on more routes between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. These trains, with their distinctive red colour scheme, have three classes: Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to First Class, with lounge access included).

Eurostar classes from Lille to London St Pancras International

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurostar when travelling from Lille to London St Pancras International.

Onboard services on Eurostar

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Lille to London St Pancras International.

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Although there's no weight limit for your luggage on Eurostar trains, you must be able to carry your bags safely by yourself.

Each bag must be clearly labelled and must be no longer than 85 cm (for trains to and from the United Kingdom) or no larger than 75 x 53 x 30 cm (for trains in Europe).

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Are you travelling to or from the United Kingdom? In Eurostar Standard Class, choose from a wide selection of drinks and snacks at the Eurostar Café, the onboard café-bar in the middle of the train. Cards and cash (Euros or pounds) are accepted. If you're travelling in Standard Premier, a light meal and a drink will be served at your seat.

Travel in Business Premier and you'll be treated to a gourmet meal, as well as a continuous drinks service throughout your journey.

For all other Eurostar trains (red trains, formerly Thalys), head to the bar car and choose from a wide range of hot and cold drinks as well as sweet and savoury snacks.

In Premium class, you'll get a free meal served directly to your seat.

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Eurostar doesn't have an onboard entertainment portal. However, there is free WiFi available, as well as UK and EU plug sockets at your seat so you can charge your devices while travelling.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 4 can travel free on Eurostar trains, as long as they're sitting on an accompanying adult's lap. Alternatively, buying a child ticket guarantees them their own seat.

You'll find changing tables on all Eurostar trains, as well as family-oriented seating (4 seats facing one another) where available.

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Currently, only certain Eurostar trains running between London and Brussels can transport fully assembled bikes - contact Eurostar for more information. You can, however, take a foldable bike on board Eurostar trains to and from the UK provided that it's no more than 85 cm long and it fits in a protective bag that covers the whole bicycle. Folded bikes are treated as standard luggage.

For all other Eurostar trains in Europe, a limited number of non-foldable bikes can be brought on board, provided that the wheels are taken off and the whole bicycle is stored in a suitable cover (max. size 135 x 85 x 30 cm). Foldable bicycles are also allowed and count towards standard luggage limits.

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The rules around travelling with your pets depend on whether you're travelling across the Channel or not, so check before you travel:

Eurostar trains to and from the United Kingdom:

  • Pets are not permitted on board.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs can travel, but they must be accompanied by their owner. You must also reserve a ticket for your assistance dog at least 48 hours before travel, by filling out Eurostar's contact form.

Trains in the rest of Europe:

  • Small dogs and other pets weighing less than 6 kg can travel for free. They must travel in a cage or carrier (max. dimensions 45 x 30 x 25 cm).
  • If your dog is larger than this, you must buy them a dog ticket (generally the price is fixed at €30, around £26), and the dog must travel on your lap or on the ground, on a lead and with a muzzle.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs, whatever their size, travel for free.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need help getting on or off the train, you should contact Eurostar directly before your trip. To use Eurostar's special assistance program, fill in the contact form at least 48 hours before your journey so that the team can help you.

If you're travelling to/from the United Kingdom:

  • Arrive at least one hour before your train's scheduled departure time, then head to the Eurostar Assist desk or ask a member of staff.
  • If you have a wheelchair, you must reserve a wheelchair space in either Standard Premier or Business Premier - you'll only pay for a Standard Class ticket. Someone can travel with you at a discounted rate.

If you're travelling on red trains in the rest of Europe:

  • Wheelchairs can be transported as long as they're no bigger than 70 cm long and 120 cm high. The wheelchair's turning circle must be no larger than 150 cm in diameter. The combined weight of the wheelchair, passenger and any luggage must not exceed 300 kg.
  • Please note that combustion engine-powered wheelchairs are not permitted on board. However, electric wheelchairs are allowed.
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Specific restrictions for trains to/from the United Kingdom:

Liquids:

  • There's no restriction on liquids. However, there are restrictions on alcohol: you can take 4 bottles/cans of beer or 1 bottle of wine per person to enjoy on the journey, but large bottles of spirits are not permitted. If you're travelling with large quantities of alcohol, you should contact a courier service.

Sports equipment:

  • You can travel with a golf bag as long as it's no larger than 120 x 35 x 35 cm.
  • You can bring tents or other shelters if they're stored in bags or cases less than 85 cm long.
  • Camping gas or butane bottles are not permitted on board.
  • Camping utensils or tools such as pocket knives and Swiss army knives are permitted provided the blades are less than 75 mm long. Folding knives where the blade locks into place are prohibited.
  • You can bring bats, snooker or pool cues and darts on board if they're stored in a protective case.

Cheap train tickets from Lille to London St Pancras International

The price of train tickets from Lille to London St Pancras International starts at £49.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 International 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 International? 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 International take?

The average journey time by train between Lille and London St Pancras International is 1 hour and 23 minutes, with around 8 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 International by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to London St Pancras International is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Lille to London St Pancras International can start from as little as £49.50 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.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lille to London St Pancras International without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Lille to London St Pancras International each day. 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 International leave?

The first train from Lille to London St Pancras International leaves at 08:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lille to London St Pancras International leaves at 21:35. 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 International by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to London St Pancras International 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 International to Lille.

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