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Leave from the centre of London with Eurostar and arrive into the centre of Lille in just 1hr 22mins. Choose the time and travel class to suit you and your budget. Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security.
Print your ticket at home or download our app for e-tickets and service updates.
If you’re in Standard Premier or Business Premier you’ll be served a complimentary meal at your seat. You’ll also find plug points available throughout your coach to recharge any devices.
If you’re in Standard, head to Café Metropole, our on board bar buffet, for coffee and a croissant or just stretch out in our comfy seats and enjoy the views of Kent whizzing by.
Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of the city at Lille Europe station, just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town.
The station is right next door to the Euralille commercial centre if you fancy a bit of shopping and, don’t forget your Eurostar ticket gives you 2 for 1 entry to Lille’s top museums and galleries, if you feel like a bit of culture.
With Belgium just 20km away, its influence on Lille is hard to miss, with cheerful pavement cafés serving moules frites and waffles in the shade of step-gabled façades.
With its enormous annual flea market and great choice of shops, Lille is a shopaholic’s heaven. For the more bookish, head to Le Furet du Nord, one of Europe's biggest book shops.
Lillois specialties include the bright orange Mimolette cheese, also known as Boule de Lille, chewy babelutte de Lille caramels, and of course waffles, which are sold everywhere.
The Palais des Beaux-Arts has paintings by Dutch masters like Rubens and Van Dyck, and is second only to the Louvre for the number of works on show, so give yourself lots of time.
Typically, the train journey from London to Lille takes 1hr 22mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Eurostar tickets from London to Lille can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
Between London and Lille, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
In addition to our trains from London to Lille, we also offer tickets to Lille from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London.
Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. Find out more information about luggage allowances.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.