There are 9 ways to get from Lille to Birmingham by train, bus and ferry, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$120 - $251

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 49 min

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

$70 - $96

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$83 - $146

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 47 min

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

$228 - $255

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 2 min

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

$80 - $122

Train to Brussels, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX

$101 - $358

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 31 min

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

$84 - $308

Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to East Midlands (EMA) BRU - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$146 - $787

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$147 - $381

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Birmingham is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Birmingham is to train which costs 100€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lille Europe and arriving at Birmingham New Street via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Lille and Birmingham is 400 km.

The best way to get from Lille to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Lille to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Lille to Birmingham bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lille station.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 249.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Lille to Birmingham via London St. Pancras International and London Euston in around 3 h 26 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $150
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Lille to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Ouibus
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 Lille to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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