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There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Lille by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil / ...

145€ - 475€

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Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from CARDIFF Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille London - Victoria Coach Station > Coquelles - UK > Coquelles - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

20€ - 40€

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Bus, night bus  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4 201 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from London to Lille, Europe 450

34€ - 47€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lille

201€ - 227€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 34m

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

78€ - 112€

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

123€ - 879€

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

115€ - 505€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

158€ - 903€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

152€ - 841€

Fly Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CWL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

167€ - 623€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Lille is to bus which costs £17 - £40 and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Lille is to train which costs £130 - £430 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Lille. However, there are services departing from CARDIFF Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Lille via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Lille. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Lille Europe via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 41m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Lille is 446 km.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Lille without a car is to train which takes 4h 41m and costs £130 - £430.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Cardiff to Lille, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Lille bus services, operated by National Express, depart from CARDIFF Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Lille train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Lille is to train which takes 4h 41m and costs £130 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £40 and takes 10h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Lille.
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  • Distance: 445.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Lille via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 4h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Lille via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 10h 50m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
55€ - 75€
Anytime Day 1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 130€
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
60€ - 75€
Anytime Day 1st Class
130€ - 190€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from CARDIFF Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Night bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cardiff to Lille bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lille station.

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Lille is 1h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 12:58 PM in Cardiff and 1:58 PM in Lille.

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

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 954+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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