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How to travel to LILLE?

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TRAVELLING TO LILLE - Airports and train stations.

Lille’s strategic location in northern France, close to several major European cities, makes it easily accessible by various means of transport. Whether you plan to arrive by plane, train or car, here’s some essential information to make your journey easier.

By air

Lille-Lesquin Airport (LIL) is the main airport serving the city. It is located around 10 kilometers from the city center and offers flights to many destinations throughout Europe. Airport shuttle services, cabs and car rental are available to take you to the city center.

If you can’t find a direct flight to Lille, another option is to fly to Brussels Airport (BRU) in Belgium, which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

By train

Lille is well served by the French and European rail networks. The city has two main stations: Lille-Flandres and Lille-Europe. Lille-Europe is served by Eurostar, with direct connections to London, and by Thalys, with connections to Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. Lille-Flandres is the terminus for TGV trains from Paris and other French cities.

Per car

If you’re planning to drive, Lille is well connected to the French and Belgian motorway networks. The city is served by several freeways, including the A1 from Paris, the A22 from Ghent in Belgium, and the A25 from Dunkirk.

Don’t forget that parking in the city center can be difficult, especially during major events like the Rugby World Cup. It’s advisable to plan ahead and use peripheral parking lots and public transport to get into the center.

However you choose to arrive, you’ll find Lille a welcoming and easy-to-navigate city. Once here, you can take full advantage of the Rugby World Cup and all that this charming city has to offer.

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