Travelling to Lille
Lille is situated approximately 220kms northeast of Paris and only 15kms from
the Belgian border. It lies at the intersection of five motorways: the A1 from
Paris, the A27 from Brussels, the A25 from Dunkirk, and the A22 from Ghent, Antwerp
The city has two railway stations, Lille Flanders and Lille Europe, both a
brief walk from the town centre. These are served by high-speed TGV trains from
Paris. A regional network of express trains provides transport to other centres
in the area.
The European bus system is a cheap and efficient way of traversing the continent.
Lille is connected by bus or coach to most other parts of France and Europe,
often via Paris.
Most foreign flights arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, where there
are frequent connecting flights to Lille Airport. The local airport is situated
only 10kms from town along the Lille-Paris motorway. There are regular and reliable
shuttle buses that run to and from the city centre. The trip takes about 20
minutes and costs approximately 5€. Alternatively, there are numerous taxis
which are reasonably priced.
Ferries run all year round from Britain to France and are one of the most cost-effective
means of making the cross-Channel trip. They are also useful if you are driving,
as they offer an alternative to the Channel Tunnel as a way of transporting
your vehicle to the other side. If you are heading for Lille, the most logical
ferry route to follow is the Dover-Calais connection, as Lille is closely situated
to the French port.
Selection of hotels in this region:
De La Paix Hotel
Crowne Plaza Lille
Hotel des Tours
Novotel Lille Flandres
Mercure Centre Le Royal
Novotel Lille Centre
Comfort Hotel Opera
Express by Holiday Inn Lille
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