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Train Information to Lille from Manchester

distanceDistance298 miles (480 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to Lille cover the 298 miles (480 km) long route taking on average 4 h 59 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Lille Flandres.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Manchester, United Kingdom to Lille, France?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 01/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Manchester and Lille before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Manchester, United Kingdom from Lille, France?

Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Manchester from Lille?

Entry into United Kingdom 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 01/12/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Manchester from Lille.

How far is it from Manchester to Lille by train?
The train distance from Manchester to Lille is around 298 miles (480 km).
How long is the train journey to Lille from Manchester?
The train time from Manchester to Lille is on average 4 h 59 min  for the 298 miles (480 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Lille from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Lille do I depart from? Which Lille train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

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

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

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Lille? Where is the train station in Lille located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Lille Flandres, located 0.6 miles (895 m) away from the city centre.

How many trains are there to Lille from Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester 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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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Lille.
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