Located in the north-eastern France, Lille is the major city for Nord-Pas de Calais region. It’s proximity to Belgium makes Lille a frequent choice for people travelling through the French-Belgian borderline.
What to do once landing at Lille-Lesquin Airport? How far is it from Lille, Brussels or Charleroi? How to get from the airport to the city center? Check out our comprehensive guidebook and find out the answers for your questions.
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The bus station at Lille’s airport is situated by the entrance door A, near the check-in desks and Departures area.
Lille Airport – Euraille shopping center
The buses from the airport stop at the Euraille shopping center, located between the railway stations (Gare de Lille Flandres and Gare de Lille Europe). The coaches shuttle once per hour in both directions, reaching their destinations in 20 minutes. The price is €8 for a one-way ticket and €10for a return one.
The tickets are available only at the driver. For more information about the prices and schedules, check out the Navette Aeroport website.
If you want to visit Tourcoing, Roubaix, Arras or the Belgian cities, like Kortrijk, Charleroi or Brussels, you shall primarily get to Lille city center and take a train or bus from Gare de Lille Flandres or Gare de Lille Europe.
Unfortunately the airport does not have a direct railway connection with the city center, therefore the bus constitutes the only way to get to the city. Once in the center, you can visit various other cities by train, as Lille’s railway station offers many direct links.
If you want to avoid public transportation or have your flight at some irregular hours, taking a taxi would be a good solution for you. The taxis are available outside the Departures Hall. The trip to Lille’s center might cost you around €25, depending also on the part of a day.
You can find all the renown international car rental companies at Lille Airport. It depends on you and your preferences, whether you will choose Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Enterprise, National, Alamo or some local providers.You should reach Lille’s city center within 20 minutes.
The airport is located only 7 kilometers southeast from Lille, in Lesquin. It is a fairly small complex, featuring one terminal. The building is quite modern, offering all the most important amenities. Of course Lille is biggest city around, however it is also close to Roubaix, Tourcoing and Villeneuve-d’Ascq.
Lille-Lesquin Airport offers three shops, few restaurants and several vital facilities, like ATM machines or currency exchange points. There is also a business center, providing private rooms with Wi-Fi, audio and visual equipment and catering for meetings.
It is open daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Of course there is also a Duty free zone, located at the airside at Level 2. The airport is normally open 7:00am until 9:00pm or until the last flight arrives.
The is bus shuttling between the airport and the city, however the first one departs 05:30 and the last one is at 22:15. During the weekends the situation is a bit more complicated, as the first bus is at 9:30 on Saturday and at 12:30 on Sunday.
Therefore the best option is to take a taxi or pre-book a transfer.
The best hotels nearby are Ibis Styles Lille Aeroport, Mercure Lille Aeroport Hoteland Novotel Lille Aeroport. However, there are many more hotels nearby.
It offers many national and international flights, both regular and seasonal ones. For a full list of destinations, check out the official map.
They usually close at 9:00pm. Have in mind, though, that the hours may differ for various facilities, therefore the best way is to check the given place at the airport website.
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