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

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Rennes (France)

Journey Time
5hr 13min - 5hr 32min**

2 x connections per day

Changing trains in: Lille


Making the connection between the Eurostar from London and the TGV to Rennes at Lille Europe, has the major advantage of avoiding the need to make the particularly awkward transfer between the Gare Du Nord and Gare Montparnasse stations in Paris.

You'll have to make your own way across the French capital, if to take the alternative route via Paris.

This guide explains how to make the connection in Lille.

However, the 3 other factors to be aware of when looking up this journey via Lille are:

(1) The cheapest tickets for connections via Lille tend to sell our faster than the cheapest tickets for the connections via Paris.

(2) The connecting Eurostars for these journeys via Lille depart from St Pancras International daily at 08:54/08:58* and 15:04.

*The departure time from St Pancras International varies on different days of the week.

(3) The connecting time between the arrival of the Eurostar at Lille Europe station and the onward departure of the TGV to Rennes is between 25 and 30 minutes**.

**Except for Sundays, when if you take the 08:58 from London, the connecting time between trains will be around 1hr 10mins (extending the total journey by an hour).

In the very rare event of the Eurostar arriving too late to make the connections (the TGVs will depart on time) tickets can be swapped free of charge to later departures - see the 'Ticket Information' below

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: Rennes (France)
  • Journey time: 3hr 25min - 3hr 35min

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Ticket information

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