By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Montpellier (France) - Option 1: avoid the need to transfer between stations in Paris by changing trains in Lille

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Montpellier (France)

Montpellier St-Roch
Journey Time
8hr 5min - 8hr 14min (via Lille)

2 x connections* per day

Changing trains in: Lille

Making the connection between the Eurostar from London and the TGV to Marseille at Lille Europe has the major advantage of avoiding the need to transfer between stations in Paris.

You'll have to make your own way across if you choose the alternative London to Montpellier train journey option via the French capital.

This guide explains how to make the connection in Lille.

*If you depart London at 08:54/08:58 or 12:58 the Eurostar from London will arrive in Lille around 1hr 30 mins before the departure of a TGV on to Montpellier

As the transfer time in Lille is more than hour, the ticket agents won't sell this end-2-end journey via Lille

You will need to split the booking into London to Lille and Lille to Montpellier journeys.

Opt to depart London at 08:54/08:58 and you will  need to take the 13:03 train from Lille to Montpellier.

Or take the 12:58 Eurostar from London and you will need to book the 17:03 train on from Lille.

Both journeys can be booked on Loco2 and the Trainline and paid for in one transaction.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Lille (France)
  • Journey time: 1hr 22min - 1hr 43min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Lille (France)
  • Arrive: Montpellier (France)
  • Journey time: 4hr 59min - 5hr 28min*

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Ticket information

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