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There are 5 ways to get from Ipswich to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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  •  3h 38m

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

$82 - $186

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Train, bus  •  9h 2m

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

$43 - $59

3 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille

$75 - $115

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 55m

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

$67 - $97

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 39m

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

$211 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Lille is to train and bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 9h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Lille is to train which costs £60 - £150 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Lille. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Lille via Stansted Airport London and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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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 3h 38m and costs £60 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m 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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Ipswich to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lille station.

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Lille is 1h ahead of Ipswich. It is currently 5:46 AM in Ipswich and 6:46 AM in Lille.

There are 622+ 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: 3h 38m

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 station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras International in around 3h 38m.

Train operators
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
Bus operators
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
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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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