There are 7 ways to get from Ipswich 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  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

$83 - $187

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Train, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London to Lille 814 / ...

$46 - $81

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 20 min

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

$65 - $94

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lille

$213 - $232

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lille

$67 - $97

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe

$170 - $423

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam (AMS) NWI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe

$194 - $477

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Lille. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Lille via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Lille is 129 miles.

The best way to get from Ipswich to Lille without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Ipswich to Lille, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Lille is 1 h ahead of Ipswich. It is currently 10:16 AM in Ipswich and 11:16 AM in Lille.

British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Lille.
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  • Distance: 129 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Lille via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St. Pancras International in around 3 h 42 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Ipswich to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

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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
5 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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