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Train Information from Lille to Manchester

distanceDistance298 miles (480 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from Lille to Manchester cover the 298 miles (480 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 51 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Lille Flandres and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Trains from Lille to Manchester
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Manchester, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Lille, France by train?

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

Is international entry into Manchester from Lille restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 25/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Lille to Manchester closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

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

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

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

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

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

Last verified on 25/11/2021. 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 Manchester to Lille train here.

What is the distance by train from Lille to Manchester?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Manchester from Lille via train to be approximately 298 miles (480 km).
How long is the train to Manchester from Lille?
On average the train from Lille to Manchester duration is 4 h 51 min  for the 298 miles (480 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Lille to Manchester, which train station in Lille do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Lille train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lille Flandres   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Lille Flandres, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

How many trains are there from Lille to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Lille for Manchester is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lille
Manchester
Lille Flandres is the most popular Lille railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lille for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sat: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sun: 09: 00 - 19: 30
Public transport options for Lille Flandres
Metro lines: 1, 2
Bus lines: CIT1, CIT2, 86, 88, 12, L91, L91 Express, 51, 10, 50, 14, 56
Tram lines: R, T
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Hauts-de-France, INTERCITED
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe
Metro lines: 2
Tram lines: R, T
Bus lines: 12, 16, 18, 35, 36, 51, 86, 88, L5, L90, L91, Charleroi Airport shuttle
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, TER GV, Eurostar, Thalys