There are 12 ways to get from Swansea to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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  •  5 h 32 min

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

$156 - $329

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille

$73 - $102

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Train, bus  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Reading
  2. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 702
  3. Take the bus from London to Lille 814

$112 - $201

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 49 min

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

$243 - $274

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lille

$96 - $140

Train to Cardiff, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Paris CDG (CDG) CWL - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$120 - $340

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$158 - $465

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$153 - $419

Train to Cardiff, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam (AMS) CWL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe

$170 - $470

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe

$188 - $449

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$225 - $491

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$186 - $508

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Lille. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Lille via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Lille is 313 miles.

The best way to get from Swansea to Lille without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Swansea to Lille, including transfers.

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Swansea to Lille bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Lille is 1 h ahead of Swansea. It is currently 11:38 PM in Swansea and 12:38 AM in Lille.

KLM, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Lille.
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  • Distance: 312.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Lille, France?

You can take a train from Swansea to Lille via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St. Pancras International in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Swansea to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
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 Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators
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 Swansea Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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