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Taking a Eurostar train from London to Lille

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.

London to Lille by train

It takes an average of 14h 47m 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 4h 47m
PriceFrom €59
Distance149 miles (241 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train11:04
Last train20:30
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLille
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, BlaBlaBus, Flixbus

London to Lille train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Lille for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:04 15:51 4h 47m, 2 changes
19:36 12:51 17h 15m, 6 changes
19:36 13:51 18h 15m, 5 changes
20:30 12:51 16h 21m, 7 changes
20:30 13:51 17h 21m, 6 changes

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from London to Lille is 4 hours and 47 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?

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.

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

The first train from London to Lille leaves at 11:04. 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 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.

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 06/22/2021. 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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