Preston to Lille by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 27m
  • Distance
    525 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Preston to Lille by train

Fast trains from Preston to Lille take around 4 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 525 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Lille.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Lille?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Preston to Lille every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

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

The Preston to Lille train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lille is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:48, and the last at 21:18.

When to book Preston to Lille train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Preston to Lille by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Lille?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Eurostar
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.