Train Lille → LondonFrom € 56
- Departure station : Lille europe (1, Place François Mitterand 59777 Lille)
- Arrival station : London st-pancras (Pancras Road NW1 2QP London)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Lille and London
Lille Europe Train Station
Address: 1, Place François Mitterand 59777 LilleOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:20am to 12:15am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar), Regional trains (TER)
Information Point, Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Banks and currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Photo Booths, ATM and Phone cabins.
London St Pancras International Train Station
Address: Pancras Road NW1 2QP LondonOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 10pm
Saturday: 5:30am to 8pm
Sunday: 6:30am to 8:30pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (Eurostar, Southeastern), Regional trains, East Midlands Trains
Customer help points, Car parking, Self-service machine, Lost and found, Tourist Office, British Transport Police, CCTV, Toilets, Luggage storage, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Lille and London
Travel by train from Lille to London and enjoy great views from your seat. Trains take you from one city-center to the next, no hassle of getting a taxi or transfer downtown.
Reviews & ratings Lille - London
The transit to London had to wait at the airport and the Immigration clearance into UK was done twice one entry, check on exit of Lille, and one on entry at St Pancras. Wonder why twice and duplication. At the check point atthe clearing point I inadvertently left my back pack at Lille and by the time I realised the train is already moving. The good thing was the Train Manager paged for me and informed me the bag in safe keeping at Lille airport. I had some cash and my Ipad and all intact. The bad thing was, the Train Manager promised it can be couriered to my apartment address in London and it somehow it never happened. I checked with Eurostar, St Pancras,and they mentioned that would not happen but if it is from Belgium ok! Looks like the working coop with Belgium is better then the French rail!? I had to buy a new ticket and travel to Lille and return on the same day to collect the bag. Compliments, all the content was intact and highly appreciated the Lost property staff for their honesty..
Cleanliness is fine, the environment is comfortable and quiet.
The English announcement was very difficult to understand. If it wasn't for fellow English traveller, we would have missed the stop to get off.
Very helpful train staff
Train from Lille to London was supposed to leave at around three forty/ The train was delayed at the dock and at the tunnel entrance. We were sitting in the train at the dock about forty five minutes/ we got to London more then an hour late.
Our trip on Eurostar began at St Pancras. While waiting for boarding there appeared to be a lack of available seating for passengers. Once on board, the seats were very comfortable, the train was almost soundless inside, and the 1½ hour trip went by very quickly. All in all we were very happy with our experience.
Although we went though French and British border control at Lille, there were long queues on arrival at St Pancras when we had to go through British Customs - why, I am not clear, because they only glanced at our passports and didn't even ask any questions about dutiable goods or anything. Having cleared border control in Lille we expected just to stroll out of the station at St Pancras instead of have a 15 minute queue.
It was definitely a pleasure traveling with this train on my vacation . very punctual. Just try and accommodate for more large baggage space, but I suppose during peak season it is acceptable.
Good service, comfortable train, quiet cabin, After a disastrous TGV ride, Eurotrain was a nice breather.
This is fast and cheap way of getting to europe. Snacks available and comfortable seats.
We were very surprised that there was a long queue to join the proper check-in queue! However, the queues moved reasonably quickly once the train opened for boarding. Regrettably, the security checking is, like at airports, the bottleneck. When booking seats, we would like the option of choosing or specifying forward-facing seats - our allocated seats were rear-facing.
Unfortunately I missed the 30 minute before departure cut-off. However Eurostar was very good and changed my ticket for the next train. I was surprised that it was like checking in for an international flight. Bags have to go through scanners, passport stamped, etc. It is quite a process. I was in the last carriage (18) so it was quite a walk to the end of the train (and the food car is in the middle so a long walk through people to get to that). There is step up into the train, so you will have to lift your bags in. The ride itself is very smooth and comfortable. On the food car, I thought I would buy my goodies when I got on so I could settle in. However the food car isn't allowed to sell anything until the train departs the station! There was quite a lot of people just standing around waiting for the train to leave so we could buy something to eat or drink.
A very quick trip to Lille. Don't forget to take some Euro small change if you need to grab a coffee or use the toilet at Lille Flandres whilst waiting for a connecting train.
Instruction for printing tickets at the station was not easy to follow. The ticket window staff was happy to print for us, even the trip two days later. But we had to queue, and could be a long queue. Was very pleasant in first class.