Getting Around

Most of the centre of Lille is pedestrianised and well signposted. The historic centre of the city is a delight to walk through so using any other form of transport would be futile. The city does have a good public transport system should it be required, with two metro lines, two tramlines and multiple buses covering most of the city. Taxis are widely available from the airport and the Lille Europe train station, which is centrally located near the main square. Renting a bike is also a good option in summer. The city lends itself to cycling and it is an easy and cheap way to get around. Overall, Lille has a more than adequate transport network and getting around is easy. However, if you do want to rent a car it is not difficult to do so.


Lille Airport

The airport is situated about six miles (10km) from Lille, close to the Belgian border.

Lille Airport (LIL)


The airport is situated about six miles (10km) from Lille, close to the Belgian border.

Getting to the city

The airport shuttle service operates from the city centre, hourly, every day between 5.10am and 8pm; and from the airport, every hour, from 5.30am to 22.15pm. Services on Sundays tend to start later. Several taxi companies also serve the airport.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Avis, Enterprise Citer, Europcar, and Hertz offer car rental facilities at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. Several taxi companies serve the airport including Taxi Alexandre, Taxi Union and Taxi Rihour.


The airport has an ATM, restaurants and cafeterias, bars, a duty-free shop, a newsagent, a post office, a tourist help desk, and a business centre.


Short-term parking in lot P2 costs €3.50 for the first hour, €5.50 for two hours, and €7.50 for three hours; up to €18.30 for 12 hours. P3 is the closest to the terminal and costs €25.80 for up to 12 hours, €33 for the first day, and €69 for a week. Sheltered parking in P4 is €40 for the first day. The long-term car park, P1, is further from the terminal and costs €42 for up to eight days.