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Taking a Eurostar train from London to Lille

Want to find out more about taking the train from London to Lille? Look no further.

The average journey time by train from London to Lille is 1 hour and 24 minutes, although it can take just 1 hour and 22 minutes on the fastest services. You can expect to find 4 trains per day running on this 149-mile route. What’s more, you won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way as direct Eurostar trains from London to Lille are available.

After you depart St Pancras station, you’ll whizz through the Channel Tunnel and into France. Your journey will fly by as you relax in Eurostar’s wide comfortable leather seating, browse social media, get on with some work or enjoy onboard entertainment including TV shows, documentaries, and films on the free WiFi.

If you’re feeling hungry along the way, visit Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet) for hot and cold snacks and drinks. If you fancy travelling in style, buy a Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class) ticket and you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary meal.

Once you arrive at Lille Europe station, we’d recommend a visit to the nearby historic food hall to pick up local delicacies.

Ready to head to Lille? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Lille in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Want more info? Check out our journey FAQs and timetables below.

London to Lille by train

It takes an average of 1h 24m to travel from London to Lille by train, over a distance of around 149 miles (241 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from London to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom €59
Distance149 miles (241 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train09:01
Last train18:04
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus

London to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Lille for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:01 10:28 1h 27m, direct
11:04 12:26 1h 22m, direct
13:01 14:25 1h 24m, direct
15:04 16:26 1h 22m, direct
18:04 19:30 1h 26m, direct

Eurostar trains from London to Lille

You can travel from London 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 to Lille

The price of train tickets from London 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 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 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 to Lille take?

The average journey time by train between London and Lille is 1 hour and 24 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 London and Lille by train?

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

How much does the train from London to Lille cost?

Train ticket prices from London 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 to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Lille without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from London 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 to Lille leave?

The first train from London to Lille leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Lille leaves at 18:04. 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 and Lille by train?

Trains travelling from London to Lille cover a distance of around 149 miles (241 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lille to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Lille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 12/03/2022 for travel on 12/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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