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London to Lille on the Eurostar

You know what they say: bored of London, bored of life... but what is life without a bit of adventure? A trip to Lille is just what any London city slicker needs, not least because it’s only one and a half hours away, which is about as quickly as your taxi will crawl through central London anyway.

Exchange London’s bustling streets for the calmness of Lille, where a walk through the book market, before picking up some local delicacies at the historic food hall can help you unwind. You’ll be travelling in the sleekest of style on the Eurostar, where you can choose from three classes of travel, all offering comfortable seats and plenty of space for luggage. Ready to head to Lille? Check out our journey FAQs below to prepare for a great trip!

London to Lille by train

It takes an average of 1h 27m to travel from London to Lille by train, over a distance of around 150 miles (241 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Lille and tickets for this journey start from €52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
Price€52 - €406.40
Distance150 miles (241 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLille
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

London to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Lille for Friday 5th Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:01 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 26m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 26m, direct
09:01 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 26m, direct
08:55 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 32m, direct
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 22m, direct
08:55 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 32m, direct
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 22m, direct
08:55 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 32m, direct
11:04 London St-Pancras13:26 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets1h 22m, direct
08:55 London St-Pancras11:27 Lille Europe EurostarEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets1h 32m, 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

Train tickets from London 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 €266.03.
lowest price found
from52
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price205.54
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price219.65
on the day
avg. single price266.03

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 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 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 27 minutes, with around 4 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 tickets from London 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 to Lille?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Lille without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from London to Lille. 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 08:55. 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 150 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.
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 to Lille for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 04/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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