Select from 5 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Est

$51 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h

$239 - $255

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 55 min

$44 - $63

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

Eurostar operates a train from Canterbury to Lille once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Lille via Calais in around 5 h 16 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
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Canterbury and Lille is 156 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Lille is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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

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 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Lille. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Lille via Calais. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Canterbury to Lille, including transfers.