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

Recommended option

Train, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone

$207 - $219

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lille to Canterbury Ouibus

$17 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  4 h 10 min

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

$51 - $73

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 34 min

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

$186 - $193

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 56 min

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

$41 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Folkestone is to night bus which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Folkestone is to train and Eurotunnel which costs 180€ - 200€ and takes 1 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Folkestone via Dover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Lille and Folkestone is 142 km.

The best way to get from Lille to Folkestone without a car is to train and Eurotunnel which takes 1 h 16 min and costs 180€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to get from Lille to Folkestone, including transfers.

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

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

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Folkestone is 1 h behind Lille. It is currently 4:33 AM in Lille and 3:33 AM in Folkestone.

There are 519+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

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

There is no direct connection from Lille to Folkestone. However, you can take the train to Calais-Fréthun, take the taxi to Calais, then take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a vehicle from Lille to Folkestone 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
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
$171
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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