There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, taxi, car train, 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  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est

$59 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais Londres > Canterbury > Douvres > Calais > Paris Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Lille Calais > Dunkerque > Lille > Paris centre - Bercy / ...

$23 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Dover National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille

$54 - $82

Taxi, Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lille

$295 - $319

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 19 min

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

$50 - $76

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Lille via Ashford International and Ashford(Kent) Int. in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Lille via Faversham, Crescent Road (Tesco), Faversham, Court Street (Shepherd Neame), Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, and Calais in around 7 h 3 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $100
Premier
$95 - $120
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
$184
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Maidstone to Lille?

The distance between Maidstone and Lille is 191 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Lille?

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Lille is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 7 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Maidstone to Lille?

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Lille is to taxi and Eurotunnel and drive which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £210 - £230.

Is there a direct train between Maidstone and Lille?

No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Lille. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Lille Europe Eurostar via Ashford(Kent) Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

Is there a direct bus between Maidstone and Lille?

No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Lille. However, there are services departing from Maidstone and arriving at Lille via Folkestone/Dover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Maidstone to Lille?

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Maidstone to Lille, including transfers.