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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car ferry, car train 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  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

$110 - $228

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Night bus, bus  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M20
  2. Take the bus from London to Lille Ouibus

$52 - $94

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 50m

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

$88 - $120

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 40m

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

$135 - $196

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 23m

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

$280 - $330

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$113 - $337

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 50m

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

$94 - $266

Train to Newcastle, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Brussels (BRU) NCL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$142 - $458

Fly Edinburgh to Charleroi, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Charleroi (CRL) EDI - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$85 - $266

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$129 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lille is to night bus and bus which costs £40 - £75 and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lille is to fly and train which costs £70 - £210 and takes 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Lille. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lille via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Lille. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lille Europe Eurostar via London St. Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lille is 451 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lille without a car is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Edinburgh to Lille, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lille.
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  • Distance: 451.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Lille via London Kings Cross and London St. Pancras International in around 6h 35m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Exeter
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$66 - $68
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
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
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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Lille is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 8:00 PM in Edinburgh and 9:00 PM in Lille.

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

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 622+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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