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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity coaches per day from London to Lille. Traveling by coach from London to Lille usually takes around 10 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance151 mi (243 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price£12.72
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from London to Lille?

The average price for a coach ticket to Lille is £25.82, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from London. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Lille in July, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £65 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 coach lines from London to Lille available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, BlaBlaCar Bus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus313h 43m£46.06
FlixBus36h 2m£20.87
Union Ivkoni17h 30m£34.59
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Lille from £26. There are 3 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from London to Lille and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Lille. In London, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Lille from Victoria Coach Station and no other station. In Lille, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Gare de Lille Europe and no other station.

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Lille takes 13 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Lille in 5 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Lille.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach 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 6 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    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 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Lille during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 10 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 151 miles from London to Lille. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 55 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Lille at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Lille, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Lille each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Lille every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Lille; ticket prices start at £109.10.

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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Departure stations

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:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Green Line Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Lille?

Arrival stations

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

  • Europe (Bus)

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