There are 6 ways to get from London to Lille by train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare, 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  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...

$50 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Lille Ouibus / ...

$10 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille

$55 - $80

Rideshare  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Lille 152.4 miles

$21 - $40

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 55 min

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

$202 - $216

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 16 min

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

$56 - $82

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The cheapest way to get from London to Lille is to bus which costs £7 - £21 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lille is to train which costs £40 - £110 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria and arriving at Lille. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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

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The distance between London and Lille is 152 miles.

The best way to get from London to Lille without a car is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £40 - £110.

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The train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar takes 1 h 22 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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London to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Lille is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £40 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £21 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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

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

Eurostar operates a train from London to Lille every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $150 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Lille 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 London to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Lille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lille station.

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Lille is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 9:49 AM in London and 10:49 AM in Lille.

London to Lille train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe Eurostar station.

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There are 593+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Lille. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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