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London - Lille Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from London to Lille. Traveling by coach from London to Lille usually takes around 6 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Sindbad coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance151 mi (243 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price£16.92
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from London to Lille?

£22.42 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Lille. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Lille in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £49 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from London to Lille?

There are 3 bus lines from London to Lille available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus37h 2m£40.52
Sindbad15h 30m£35.45
Union Ivkoni18h 0m£26.25
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from London to Lille, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Sindbad is a Polish coach company that began its service in 1983. Its fleet of over 120 modern, comfortable coaches connects destinations across Europe. Passengers have access to onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment, air conditioning, restrooms, and beverages. A Sindbad trip to Lille departing from London usually takes 5 hours and 30 minutes, and most trips arrive at Gare de Lille Flandres in Lille.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from London to Lille, and the trip usually takes 8 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 151 miles from London to Lille. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Lille, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Lille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from London to Lille without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Lille; ticket prices start at £105.90.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Lille

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Once an important trade centre in historic French Flanders, Lille is now the capital of the Hauts-de-France region close to the Belgian border. With strong Flemish influences and an ever-lively downtown, Lille makes an incredible Northern France destination.

It's hard to decide where to go first in this city full of architecturally-beautiful historical buildings. The Vieux-Lille is possibly one of the most striking areas, filled with many ornate buildings. This old-town area of Lille demonstrates the true Flemish soul of the city. Visit the Place du General-de-Gaulle or the Vieille Bourse (a stock exchange from the 1600s!) for a taste of the city's history, or simply wander through the cobblestone streets to discover many local cafes.

During your visit to Lille, you must sample the foods and drinks that the region is famous for. Northern France hosts an amazing beer scene, with many craft bars offering a truly French-Flemish experience. Plus, Lille's proximity to Belgium means you are never too far away from waffles. Belgian-style waffles have delighted the people of Lille for over 250 years, and you will be able to see why as soon as you taste one.

Travel to Lille is exceptionally convenient. Arrive via Eurostar from London or via TGV from Paris and other major cities. Lille also has a small airport, offering direct flights from nearby countries. The cheapest mode of transport is often traveling by coach. Carriers including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad run coach routes from Lille to destinations throughout Western Europe.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

Where does the coach arrive in Lille?

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Main arrival station: Gare de Lille Europe

Gare de Lille Europe (Lille-Europe Station) is a large transportation interchange on the northeastern edge of Lille's centre. It consists of a railway station, coach station, metro stop, and tram stop along and below the Boulevard de Turin. International Eurostar and long-distance TGV services stop through this station, connecting to destinations in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It is within walking distance to Lille-Flandres, where trains to Paris depart. There are multiple waiting areas, kiosks, toilets, and more at this large station.

Coach stations in Lille:

  • Gare de Lille Europe

  • Gare de Lille Flandres

  • Europe (Bus)

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