There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Lille by train, bus and ferry, night bus, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

$51 - $110

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Night bus, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Canterbury to Calais Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Lille Ouibus

$10 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille

$51 - $74

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Lille

$43 - $63

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Lille

$236 - $252

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Lille is to night bus and bus which costs £7 - £12 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Lille is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £180 - £200 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Lille. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Lille via Folkestone/Dover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Lille. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Lille Europe Eurostar via Ashford(Kent) Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Lille is 98 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Lille without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs £35 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Canterbury to Lille, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Canterbury to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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Canterbury to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lille station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Lille.
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  • Distance: 97.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Lille, France?

Eurostar operates a train from Canterbury to Lille twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Lille is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 3:49 PM in Canterbury and 4:49 PM in Lille.

Canterbury to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe Eurostar station.

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