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London to Lille Train

Take the train to Lille

Leave from the centre of London and arrive into the centre of Lille in just 1hr 22mins. Choose the time and travel class to suit you and your budget.

Print your ticket at home or download our app for e-tickets and service updates.

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

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.

Fall in love with 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.

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