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There are 10 ways to get from Chester to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 35m

  1. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

137€ - 270€

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Train to Manchester, fly to Charleroi, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

72€ - 280€

8 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille

74€ - 108€

Train, bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Smethwick Galton Bridge
  2. Take the train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London to Lille 814

81€ - 133€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 10m

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

212€ - 241€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 28m

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

86€ - 123€

Train to Manchester, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

94€ - 292€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

113€ - 356€

Fly Manchester to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

85€ - 253€

Fly Liverpool to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Paris CDG (CDG) LPL - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

85€ - 365€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Lille is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £65 - £100 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Lille is to train which costs £120 - £240 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Lille. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Lille via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Lille. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Lille Europe Eurostar via London St. Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Chester and Lille is 311 miles.

The best way to get from Chester to Lille without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs £120 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Chester to Lille, including transfers.

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Chester to Lille bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Lille train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Chester station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Lille.
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  • Distance: 310.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

You can take a train from Chester to Lille via London Euston and London St. Pancras International in around 4h 35m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 490€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700€ - 4300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 270€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
55€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 140€
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 22€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single
14€ - 22€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
21€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
30€ - 55€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
45€ - 130€
Premier
100€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
28€ - 50€
Premier
58€ - 59€
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Smethwick Galton Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
13€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
28€ - 45€
First Anytime Day Single
45€ - 65€
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
4€ - 6€
Anytime Day Single
8€ - 12€
First Anytime Day Single
11€ - 17€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
10€ - 15€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 35€
First Anytime Day Single
30€ - 50€
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
23€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
12€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 29€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Chester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
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FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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Lille is 1h ahead of Chester. It is currently 3:41 AM in Chester and 4:41 AM in Lille.

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

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Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 708+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at 56€ per night.

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