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There are 10 ways to get from Lille to Edinburgh 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.

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Train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$114 - $229

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Bus  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$57 - $123

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h

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

$86 - $167

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 27m

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

$277 - $333

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 38m

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

$134 - $197

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 22m

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

$116 - $333

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 16m

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

$94 - $264

Train to Brussels, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Newcastle (NCL) BRU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$145 - $456

Train to Charleroi, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CRL - EDI

$88 - $262

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 53m

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

$112 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 16h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lille Europe and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Lille and Edinburgh is 722 km.

The best way to get from Lille to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Lille to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Edinburgh train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Gare de Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs 95€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 16h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 451.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

You can take a train from Lille to Edinburgh via London St. Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Edinburgh via London and London Victoria Station in around 16h 7m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$66 - $68
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
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 Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
Megabus 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 Lille to London
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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