Step on board a high-speed Eurostar train from London to Lille and arrive in a journey time of just 1h 24m on the fastest services. All trains depart from London St Pancras station and arrive into Lille Europe station.
Not sure if your travel plans are going to change? No need to worry, as 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 ticket price, although you won’t get a refund if your new ticket is cheaper.
After you depart St Pancras station in London, you’ll whizz under the Channel Tunnel and into France. Your journey will fly by as you relax in Eurostar’s wide comfortable leather seating, and 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, you’ll be pleased to know that Eurostar are still serving onboard food and drinks – they’ve just adapted the way they serve them to keep you safe. Visit Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet) or if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class), you’ll get a complimentary meal.
Once you arrive into 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.
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Lille is 14 hours and 47 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Lille is 4 hours and 47 minutes.
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.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Lille. Travelling from London to Lille by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from London to Lille leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Lille leaves at 20:30. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Lille cover a distance of around 149 miles (241 km) during the journey.