By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Strasbourg (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 Strasbourg (France)

Journey Time
5hr 46min

1 x connection per day

Changing trains in: Lille

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

You'll need to make your own way from the Gare Du Nord to the Gare de l'Est if you opt to take the alternative route via Paris.

This guide explains how to make the connection in Lille.

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

(1) The optimum connecting Eurostar from London into the train on to Strasbourg is the train that departs from London daily at 12:58.

(2) The connecting time in Lille Europe between the arrival of the Eurostar from Paris and the departure of the TGV on to Strasbourg is  1hr 26 min..

So making this connection is virtually guaranteed.

Though in the very rare event of the Eurostar from London arriving in Lille too late to make this connection - the only option for reaching Strasbourg by the end of the day, will be to travel via Paris.

In that scenario, tickets can be swapped free of charge to the alternative connections.

(3) As the transfer time between trains in Lille is more than an hour you will have to book separate tickets for the London to Lille and Lille to Strasbourg journeys - hence the two sets of booking links below.

Book the 12:58 train from London to Lille and the 16:37 train from Lille to Strasbourg.

Both journeys can be booked on Loco 2 or 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: Strasbourg (France)
  • Journey time: 2hr 50min - 3hr 3min

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Ticket information

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