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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Lille

distanceDistance448 miles (722 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Lille cover the 448 miles (722 km) long route taking on average 9 h 13 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Lille Flandres.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Lille, France allowed?

Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Lille, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/22/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Edinburgh to Lille as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lille, France to Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lille to Edinburgh is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Lille?

What are the requirements?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 5/22/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Edinburgh from Lille here.

How far is Lille from Edinburgh by train?

The Edinburgh to Lille train distance is approximately 448 miles (722 km).

What is the Edinburgh to Lille train travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 448 miles (722 km) between Edinburgh and Lille can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Edinburgh to Lille train journey time is on average 9 h 13 min.

What station does the train from Edinburgh to Lille depart from? Which Lille train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Lille, you can end your trip in train stations like Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Lille Flandres   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in Lille located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Lille most often arrive at Lille Flandres and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

How many train services are there between Edinburgh and Lille a day?

The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Lille is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Lille
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Lille.
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express