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Taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Lille

The average journey time by train between London St Pancras and Lille is 1 hour and 24 minutes. There’s currently 1 train running every day from London St Pancras to Lille – use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to check train times and compare ticket prices.

You’ll be travelling from one city centre to another without having to worry about airport transfers, traffic nor parking. What’s more, with Eurostar’s free onboard entertainment, you’ll get to enjoy top TV shows, films and documentaries (there are also kids’ shows to keep your little ones entertained). Free WiFi and power sockets at every seat are also available, so you can keep your devices charged.

If your travel plans change, you can now exchange your ticket for free up to 14 days before departure thanks to Eurostar’s new flexible tickets. You’ll just need to pay the difference in fare, but you won’t get a refund if your new ticket is cheaper.

Once you arrive into Lille station, you can step right out into the city centre, grabbing a café au lait and freshly baked croissant on your 15-minute stroll to the Place Charles de Gaulle, where you can admire Lille Cathedral in all its beauty. If you haven't tried travelling on the Eurostar yet, this is the perfect time to give it a go, relax in wide comfortable seating and watch the French countryside whizz past your window.

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 London St Pancras to Lille.

London St-Pancras to Lille by train

It takes an average of 1h 22m to travel from London St-Pancras to Lille by train, over a distance of around 152 miles (245 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from London St-Pancras to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom €59
Distance152 miles (245 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train11:04
Last train11:04
Departure stationLondon St-Pancras
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsEurostar, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaBus

Eurostar trains from London St-Pancras to Lille

You can travel from London St-Pancras to Lille 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 London St-Pancras to Lille

The price of train tickets from London St-Pancras to Lille starts at €59 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 London St-Pancras to Lille 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 London St-Pancras to Lille? 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 London St-Pancras to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between London St-Pancras and Lille is 1 hour and 22 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from London St-Pancras to Lille is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London St-Pancras to Lille can start from as little as €59 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 London St-Pancras to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London St-Pancras to Lille without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from London St-Pancras to Lille each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London St-Pancras to Lille leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London St-Pancras to Lille leaves at 11:04. 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 London St-Pancras and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from London St-Pancras to Lille 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 Lille to London St-Pancras.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London St-Pancras to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 10/12/2021 for travel on 10/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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