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With its numerous rail, air and road connections, Lille is easily accessible and benefits from a favourable geographical position at the crossroads of the major metropolises of North-Western Europe.

  • 113km from Brussels
  • 74 km from Ghent
  • 245 km from Paris
  • 300 km from Amsterdam
  • 295 km from London


By train

Lille has 2 train stations located in the city centre:
Lille Flandres & Lille Europe

How to come?
• From Paris: national train (SNCF) from “Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport” or from “Paris Gare du Nord” to Lille Europe /Flandres
• From Brussels: train from Brussels Zuid/midi to Lille Europe (you can book online via SNCB or SNCF)
• From London: Eurostar train from St Pancras International station to Lille Europe station
• From Amsterdam: train from Amsterdam-Central to Brussel Zuid/ Midi + train from Brussel Zuid/midi to Lille. Or a train from Amsterdam-Central to Paris (CDG, Paris Gare du Nord) + train to Lille (you can book online via Thalys or SNCF)

By car

  • From Brussels: 1h via E429/E17
  • From Ghent: 1h via E17
  • From Paris: 2h30 via EAE1/E42
  • From UK: Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, then to Lille by the motorway A25

By plane

Lille-Lesquin airport is located 10 km from the centre of Lille. A shuttle bus runs between the airport and the city centre. All information on the website here.

Lille is also located less than an hour away by train from two international airports:
Paris Charles de Gaulle 
Brussels Zaventem 

Coming to Lille Grand Palais

1, Boulevard des Cites-Unies, 59777 EURALILLE

By car

  • From Paris: A1 motorway (2h35)
  • From Brussels: E429 or E17 and E40 motorway (1h30)

By taxi

  • Taxi Lille Métropole: + 33 6 62 32 49 24
  • Allo Taxi: + 33 6 59 16 52 41
  • Centrale-Taxi-Lille: +33 6 20 53 40 22
  • Download the Uber application

By subway

Line 2 to CH Dron or Line 2 to Saint-Philibert

  • Stop at Lille Grand Palais+ 8 min walk 
  • Stop at “Mairie de Lille” + 5 min walk

By bike

Rent a bike with V’Lille in the self-service stations situated in Lille and surroundings. Park the bike at the “Lille Grand Palais” or “Mairie de Lille” self-service stations.

We suggest a list of hotels situated in the city centre and near the 2 trains stations Lille Europe and Lille Flandres.

We work with a trip agency for the hotels. You can book your room directly online through a secured platform.

A document explains how to book a room on this platform.

Old Town
La Vieille Bourse