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There are 11 ways to get from Darlington to Lille by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lille

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Calais - City ​​Hall
  3. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Darlington to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Lille

Fly Durham to Brussels, train

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

Train to Newcastle, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle, train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Darlington to York
  2. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU)
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe

Fly Durham to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Amsterdam Schiphol (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

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Take the train from Darlington to York
  2. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL)
  4. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Lille Boulevard de Turin

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle

  1. Take the train from Darlington to York
  2. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
  4. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe

Darlington to Lille by train

The train journey time between Darlington and Lille is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 638 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by LNER and Eurostar, the Darlington to Lille train service departs from Darlington and arrives in Lille Europe. Typically 25 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

25 Weekly Trains
4h 46m Average Duration
€121 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Lille is to bus which costs £25 - £45 and takes 15h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Darlington to Lille is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs £100 - £550.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Lille. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Lille via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Lille. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Lille Europe via London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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The distance between Darlington and Lille is 533 km.

The best way to get from Darlington to Lille without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs £100 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Darlington to Lille, including transfers.

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Darlington to Lille bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Darlington station.

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Darlington to Lille train services, operated by LNER, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Lille is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs £100 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £45 and takes 15h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Lille.
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  • Distance: 532.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

You can take a train from Darlington to Lille via London Kings Cross and London St Pancras Intl in around 4h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Lille via London Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Aberdeen, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €1400
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1000
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Durham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €120
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€11 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1400
Flights from Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €1400
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€28 - €290
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single
€120 - €180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€200 - €290
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€5 - €8
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€6 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €90
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€60 - €75
Standard Premier
€100 - €130
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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
sncf-connect.com
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
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€10 - €15
Off-Peak Day Single
€13 - €20
Anytime Day Single
€18 - €28
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€11 - €16
Off-Peak Day Single
€15 - €23
Anytime Day Single
€21 - €35
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€14 - €21
Off-Peak Day Single
€23 - €40
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Calais - City ​​Hall
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Lille Bus Station Europe
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Night bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
National Express
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Lille Boulevard de Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€17 - €21
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€98
Standard Car - Premium
€156

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

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