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

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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Bus and ferry  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover

$52 - $73

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Night bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lille to Canterbury Ouibus

$17 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Marne la Vallée-Chessy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to Ashford International Station 9057

$127 - $278

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 2 min

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

$238 - $255

Drive, carferry  •  3 h 7 min

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

$42 - $63

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Lille and arriving at Canterbury. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Canterbury West via Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Lille and Canterbury is 156 km.

The best way to get from Lille to Canterbury without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Lille to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Canterbury train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lille Europe station.

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Lille to Canterbury bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Folkestone/Dover station.

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Canterbury is 1 h behind Lille. It is currently 11:07 AM in Lille and 10:07 AM in Canterbury.

Lille to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford International Station.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 97.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Lille to Canterbury via Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Ashford International Station, and Ashford International in around 4 h 29 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Marne la Vallée-Chessy
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$160 - $240
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
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Lille to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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