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Taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Lille

By far one of the fastest ways to get from London to Lille is by train, and it's also one of the most exciting options. Travel on the Eurostar from St Pancras station in the centre of London and speed under the channel at speeds of up to 320 km/h – you'll arrive at your destination in less than an hour and a half.

Once you arrive into Lille station, you can step right out into the centre of the city, 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 from 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 24m to travel from London St-Pancras to Lille by train, over a distance of around 152 miles (245 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from London St-Pancras to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
Price€52 - €419
Distance152 miles (245 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationLondon St-Pancras
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

London St-Pancras to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London St-Pancras to Lille for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras12:58 Lille-EuropeEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets3h 32m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras12:58 Lille-EuropeEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets3h 32m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras12:58 Lille-EuropeEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets3h 32m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 57m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets2h 01m, direct

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

Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Lille start at €52 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 €266.95.
lowest price found
from52
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price191.65
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price226.76
on the day
avg. single price266.95

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 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 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 24 minutes, with around 2 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 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 tickets from London St-Pancras to Lille can start from as little as €52 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 London St-Pancras to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London St-Pancras to Lille without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from London St-Pancras to Lille. 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 09:01. 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.
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 London St-Pancras to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 01/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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