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London to Lille Trains

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1hr 22 minsfrom London
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Trains from London to Lille

Taking the Eurostar to Lille is quick, easy and affordable, with tickets on our London to Lille trains starting at just £39 one way*. You’ll journey from city centre to city centre in as little as 1hrs 22mins. And whether you’re heading from London to Lille by train for the biggest flea market in Europe, the 17th-century old town or a little bit of everything, your trip will begin from the moment you board. Read on to discover all the reasons why you should travel on the Eurostar London to Lille train.

Take the train to Lille

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.

What’s on board?

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.

Arriving at Lille Europe

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.

What to do in Lille

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.

Retail thérapie

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.

A feast of Flanders

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.

Move over, Louvre

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Lille?

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. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket to Lille?

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.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

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!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar to Lille?

You should get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security.

How fast does the Eurostar go between London and Lille?

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).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK to get to Lille?

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. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

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.

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar?

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.

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