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Edit: on closer inspection (thanks Krist van Besien for the seat61 link) it seems that sadly, the only practical options really are coach with ID or Eurolines (cheap, £20-£50ish depending on advance booking, but 5hr+), or Eurostar. Train > Ferry > Train Many possible routes, here's the fastest: High speed train from St Pancreas to Dover: around 1hr ...


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It turns out that the ever great Man in Seat 61 has a great page on changing trains in Lille that covers this very thing. If you really want to, you can take the Lille Metro between the two stations. It's just one stop, journey time measured in 10s of seconds, plus the wait for trains! If you have a through SNCF ticket, the metro connection is free, ...


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Assuming that this page (which also has more details about the citadel and what's inside) is still up-to-date, it appears that it is possible to visit only via pre-booked guided tour costing e7 booked via tourist office. So seems that the tourist office should have all the details. The Official Lille Tourist Office page says: THE CITADEL ... The Lille ...


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From the website of La Cantine in Paris, I found a map of coworking places in France. There happen to be at least 2 having a website in Lille. Both have an open space and coffee room with at least one meeting room. La Coroutine has offers for short stay, 2 euros per hour up to 10 euros per day. Co-factory only targets regular coming people apparently, ...


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It would be a tight squeeze, but depending on where you're starting in London, there's one theoretical alternative: flying via Paris. For example: Catch flight AF1981 from Heathrow at 12:15 PM, arriving Paris-CDG terminal 2E at 2:35 PM (1:35 PM London time). Catch the TGV Est 5425 at 3:07 PM from Aeroport-CDG (directly under T2), arriving in Lille at 4:01 ...


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The best option is to buy a "Trampoline" ticket on Lille - Kortrijk. This ticket costs 8 Euro and is valid the whole day on all trains (both ways) on the Lille - Kortrijk route. http://telechargement.ter-sncf.com/Images/Nord_Pas_De_Calais/Tridion/flyer_trampoline_occasionnel05_tcm-26-64218.pdf You can buy this at the ticket office, or from the ticket vending ...


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Other answers have detailed what is going on with these tickets, let me explain why. These tickets are strange because of the so-called "Lille Loophole". Passengers from Brussels to Lille are making an cross-border intra-Schengen journey and therefore do not have to show their passport to travel. This means that people who are not entitled to travel to the ...


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TL;DR - These appear to only be bookable on the website, and must be booked more than 1.5 days before departure, but are a fixed amount as shown in the screenshot . These tickets are a little bit special, in many ways, and seem to be rather difficult to actually book. The prices are given on the Eurostar Belgian website (but not most of the other Eurostar ...


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The Belgian Eurostar website suggests that there are in fact only two prices and one class (compare that with tickets to London, where the price quoted is only a minimum “à partir de”). Note that the Brussels/Lille link has been contentious, with commuters and local politicians in Belgium and France wanting easy access and Eurostar and the UK authorities ...


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I just checked the Transpole website and I think that's exactly what you're looking for.


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I've found the answer on the Eurostar website, which it turns out has detailed information on facilities in all their stations. In short, there are seats and vending machines, but nothing else - no lounge or shops. Checkin at Lille is the same as everywhere else, 30 minutes, or 10 minutes for Business Premier/Carte Blanche. (Ski services look to be special ...


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I don't know what your question is, if you want to commute on Lille-Bruxelles or if you want to commute on the Eurostar. For Eurostar, most likely I would say this is not the case. On the SNCF page for commuters, while there is a link to actual commuter pages for other trains like TGVs and Thalys, there is no such thing for Eurostar, just a link to the ...


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Following the information that @BrendanMcK found, I headed to the Lille Tourist Office this afternoon to ask them. (As an aside, the tourist office is worth a visit in its own right, as it's in an amazing old building!) According to the tourist office, they do run tours of the Citadelle, but only on Sundays in the summer. Summer is apparently defined as ...


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There are three realistic options to go from Lille to Paris: train, bus and car. If the trains aren't running at a time you want to travel, I don't think you'll find a bus either. Both Eurolines and Idbus have even more restricted schedules than the train. The non-profit APTA won't help you with their two buses a day. It's just barely possible that there is ...


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IDBus runs coaches from London to Lille. They take some time though, travel time is 5h40. But they are cheap. http://uk.idbus.com/ But this does look like the fastest alternative that does not involve flying or the Eurostar.


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I'm an English teacher living in France. If you're trying to learn French, I definitely recommend a 'colocation' (flatsharing). It's cheaper, less complicated, the electricity & phone are already connected, etc. (These are major headaches here, especially if your French isn't strong yet). Having a roommate gives you more contact with French & French ...


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There is! But it's slightly hidden, and you'll probably miss it on your first attempt... (I certainly did!) Towards the north end of the station, not that far from the Eurostar checkin, are the toilets and a Bureau de Change. Hidden away in the wall between the two is the sole ATM in the station. As of June 2014, it's run by Societe Generale, and therefore ...


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There is a bus line especially for that (crossing the border and connecting the two networks), called MWR for Mouscron-Wattrelos-Roubaix. As you suspected it does not go to Tourcoing but to Roubaix, where you can connect to the metro and the rest of the Lille area transit network. The problem is that the last bus service is even earlier than the last train. ...


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According to eurostar.com, there are ATM Machines in Lille Europe station. In addition to that, there is a shopping area (Euralille) within walking distance, it also has ATMs.


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In Lille, the trip count paradigm is used. According to this : http://www.transpole.fr/fr/pass-pass-et-tarifs/titres-occasionnels.aspx Single trip €1.50 10 trips €12.50 Short trip €0.80 (3 stops max, on subway and light rail only) Day pass €4 2-day pass €7.50 3-day pass €9.50 After 7pm evening pass €2 All fares allow transfers. Single trip and each trip ...



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