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How do I get to Lille? Solutions and practical information

Lille’s geographical location means that it is very well served by public transport, road infrastructure and cycle paths. So wherever you are, whatever your mode of transport, it’s easy to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Lille.

Travel by train

Lille is the only city in France to have 2 train stations so close together (500 meters): the Lille-Flandres station and the Lille-Europe station. Located right in the city center, they are directly served by metro, streetcar and bus.

OUIGO offers cheap trains from several major French cities to Lille-Flandres, Lille-Europe and Tourcoing station, located 30 minutes from Lille by public transport.

Travel by bus

Bus companies operate to Lille from many cities in France and Europe. The advantage of this mode of transport is its very low cost. The Lille bus station is on Boulevard de Turin, near the Lille-Europe train station.

Book your itinerary on SNCF Connect.

Travel by car

Lille is linked to major cities in the Hauts-de-France region and Europe via an extensive motorway network. In the Nord region, freeways are free of charge. Take the A1, A22, A23, A25 and A28 to Lille. The Crit’Air sticker is compulsory for driving in Lille only during pollution peaks. During these periods, stickers 5 and 4 are prohibited.

If you choose to carpool, there is a drop-off point close to each station: avenue Charles Saint-Venant and on the Kharkiv bridge.

Use the map below to find the right parking lot for you.

Travel by plane

Lille-Lesquin airport is 10km from the city center. As soon as you land, take the Flibco shuttle bus, which will take you to the bus station on boulevard de Turin in 20 minutes.

Your flight landed in Brussels and you’d like to take the bus to Lille? Flibco also provides shuttle services from Brussels Charleroi airport (1h45) and Brussels Zaventem airport (1h30).

The Ilevia public transport network also offers connections to Lille city center via bus line 68 + the M1 metro.

Prefer to call a cab? Contact the following companies:

  • Aéroport Taxi (Lesquin): +33 (0)3 20 04 49 24
  • Cab Alexandre: +33 (0)6 25 67 89 19
  • Cab Gares: +33 (0)3 20 06 64 00
  • Cab Rihour: +33 (0)3 20 55 20 56
  • Cab Union: +33 (0)3 20 06 06 06
  • Art Taxis: +33 (0)3 20 81 01 01
  • Europe Taxi: +33 (0)3 20 56 19 19

Travel by motorhome

The best way to come to Lille in a motorhome is to stay at a campsite, where you’ll have access to everything you need. Alternatively, you can stay at a nearby farm. See the list of places to park your motorhome.

Travel by bike

Are you an adventurer at heart, or would you like to explore our beautiful country in a sporty and original way? Lille lies between 2 Eurovélo routes:

  • La Scandibérique / Eurovélo 3
  • La Vélomaritime / Eurovélo 4

The cycle paths that run through the city are very pleasant and offer a wide variety of landscapes. No matter what type of bike you ride, the paths ahead are easy to negotiate. Some stretches of road are shared with cars.

Park your bike safely and free of charge in one of Ilévia’s bike shelters, and enjoy your stay with peace of mind! You must be a subscriber to the Ilevia network and have a Pass Pass card. Apply online to get your card quickly.