Travel information

Transport to Lille

By plane

Lille is located about 15km south Lille-Lesquin Airport. From the airport, navette goes to Lille center.
From Lille Flandres station take the underground line 2, direction Saint-Philibert. Stop at " Port de Lille " and walk 10 minutes towards Street Roland and Street Toul.

From Rossy-Charles de Gaulle Airport take the TGV from terminal 2F to Lille Europe or Lille Flandres station ( 50 minutes).

From Charleroi Airport ( lowcost airport) take a shutle Shutle Flibco to Lille Europe station ( 1h30mn).

By car

If you come from Paris (motorway A1), from Gand (motorway A22), from Brussels (motorway A27) take the Rinf Road, direction Dunkerque. Take the Exit number 4. And then choose "Universite Catholique".

Distance of selected cities from Lille

CityDistance in kmtrain time
Bruxelles10035 Minutes (TGV)
Charleroi1001 Hour half
Paris2001 Hour (TGV)
London3001 Hour twenty minutes (Eurostar)

City transportation

Public transport system in Lille

Thanks to Transpole, Lille has a comprehensive public transport network
2 automatic metro lines. (the VAL:automatic light vehicule) the world's first automatic subway (1983), 60 stops covering 45 km.
Line 1: Villeneuve d'Ascq 4 Cantons-Grand Stade <> Lille CHR B Calmette (Regional Hospital).
Line 2: Lomme Saint-Philibert (Hospital) <> Tourcoing CH Dron (Hospital).

2 tram lines with more than 35 stops connecting Lille to Roubaix and Tourcoing
Tramway R: Roubaix Eurotéléport <> Gare Lille Flandres.
Tramway T: Tourcoing centre <> Gare Lille Flandres.

About 60 Bus routes.

For tarif-fare of Lille Public transport click here.

The buses, trams and metros run every day (except May 1st) from 5.30 am to around midnight.
-Standard (single) fare for the entire network: 1.60Euro for full-price single ticket.
-Set of 10 tickets:14 Euros
-ZAP-ticket (3 tram or subway stations, transfert available): 1euro.
-Day Pass (available during 24h): 4.8Euros.