Folkestone to Lille by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 43m
  • Distance
    143 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Folkestone to Lille by train

Fast trains from Folkestone to Lille take around 1 hour and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 143 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Folkestone and Lille.

1. Are there direct trains from Folkestone to Lille?

Journeys between Folkestone and Lille usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Folkestone to Lille every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Folkestone to Lille?

The Folkestone to Lille train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Folkestone to Lille train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lille is usually scheduled to depart Folkestone around 04:42 and the last train is around 20:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Folkestone around 05:59, and the last at 00:28.

When to book Folkestone to Lille train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Folkestone to Lille by train.

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Which train companies operate between Folkestone and Lille?

More than one train company operates on the route from Folkestone to Lille, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Southeastern

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.