There are 11 ways to get from Lille to Edinburgh by train, plane, bus and ferry, 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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Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 20 min

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

$116 - $334

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Bus  •  16 h 35 min

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

$47 - $134

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Train to Paris CDG, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 9 min

  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

$95 - $265

Train to Charleroi, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 3 min

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

$88 - $263

Train to Brussels, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 52 min

  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 - $457

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 2 min

  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 (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

$137 - $322

Train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$184 - $385

Bus and ferry, train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$120 - $172

Bus and ferry, bus  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$97 - $159

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 24 min

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

$277 - $334

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 38 min

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

$134 - $197

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 16 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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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 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at Edinburgh via Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

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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 9 h 9 min and costs 150€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Lille to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Edinburgh train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Edinburgh is to train which takes 9 h 9 min and costs 150€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 16 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 451.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Lille to Edinburgh via Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 9 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Edinburgh via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 16 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
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 - $68
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
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
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$85 - $110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.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.

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
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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