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

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Train  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£75 - £290

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Bus and ferry  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London

£7 - £11

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£10 - £13

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 1m

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

£152 - £162

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 31m

  1. Drive from Lille to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£84 - £160

Lille to London by train

The train journey time between Lille and London is around 1h 23m and covers a distance of around 166 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 22m. Operated by Eurostar, the Lille to London train service departs from Lille Europe and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lille to London train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to London is to bus and ferry which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to London is to train which costs 85€ - 340€ and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at London. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lille Europe and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between Lille and London is 152 miles.

The best way to get from Lille to London without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 85€ - 340€.

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The train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar takes 1h 22m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lille to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to London train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to London is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 85€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to London.
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  • Distance: 151.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar once daily. Tickets cost £75 - £290 and the journey takes 1h 22m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Lille to London twice a week. Tickets cost £7 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Lille to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Lille. It is currently 8:19 AM in Lille and 7:19 AM in London.

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