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Air

Aéroport de Lille is situated 11km southeast of the centre. It's linked to destinations around France and southern Europe by a variety of low-cost carriers. To get to/from the city centre (Gare Lille-Europe), you can take a shuttle bus (return €8, 20 minutes, hourly).

Bus

Lille's bus station is just outside Gare Lille-Europe. Isilines (www.isilines.fr) and Ouibus (https://fr.ouibus.com) operate domestic services to destinations throughout France. Eurolines (www.eurolines.com) and Flixbus (www.flixbus.com) run international services to destinations including London.

Car & Motorcycle

Major car-hire companies have offices in Gare Lille-Europe. French company DLM has an office facing Gare Lille-Flandres.

Train

Lille's two main train stations, Gare Lille-Flandres and the newer Gare Lille-Europe, are 400m apart on the eastern edge of the city centre. They are one stop apart on metro line 2.

Gare Lille-Europe Topped by what looks like a 20-storey ski boot, this ultramodern station handles Eurostar trains to London, TGV/Thalys/Eurostar trains to Brussels-Midi, half of the TGVs to Paris Gare du Nord and most province-to-province TGVs.

Gare Lille-Flandres This renovated, older-style station is used by half of the TGVs to Paris Gare du Nord and all intraregional TER services.

Services include the following:

Brussels-Midi By TGV €30, 35 minutes, at least 12 daily

Charles de Gaulle Airport €41 to €59, one hour, at least hourly

London (St Pancras International) By Eurostar €110 to €180, 90 minutes, 10 daily

Nice-Ville €155, 7½ hours, one direct daily

Paris Gare du Nord €47 to €63, one hour, at least hourly