The city with distinguished intercultural and Flemish influence, Lille, is situated in the far north of France, next to the border with Belgium. In its long-standing history, Lille has advanced from a dull, grey industrial place to an attractive tourist city with a great reputation. Quite fast and easily accessible from the French capital, Brussels and London, Lille is growing to become one of the favourite weekend city trip destinations.
If you are travelling to Lille, let Auto Europe assist you with booking a car hire in Lille at the best prices. We offer car hire at the airport, downtown and at the central railway station. Browse through our offers on the website and book a car online or arrange a car rental in Lille with our reservation agents using the toll-free number provided on our homepage.
As Lille is at the crossroads and only a short drive or a train ride from Paris and Brussels, you may expect a slight increase in traffic at rush hour, but it should not be a reason for concern. The city has fantastic road connections with the neighbouring cities and towns. Eurotunnel's Calais Terminal is about 70 miles to the east from Lille. Paris can be reached by car hire from Lille in approximately 2 hours, while Brussels is only 1.5 hours away. Read more about driving in France in our guide.
On-street, unlimited and even free parking options are available in the city of Lille. Free parking for your car hire can mostly be found near metro and bus stops. On-street parking in the centre is divided into two zones. The orange zone, slightly more expensive than the green one, also has a shorter time limit for parking. Car parks, on the other hand, provide unlimited parking, and are available both in the centre and on the city´s outskirts. You may take advantage of the free car parks available along the metro network. Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq and Lomme Park and Ride car parks offer not only free parking throughout the week, but also security cameras for 24-hour surveillance from Monday to Saturday. The city can be easily reached either by the Citadine bus or metro.
Lille is situated in the industrialised region in the north of France, near the Belgian border and the sea. Due to its position, the climate in Lille is temperate oceanic. Temperatures round the year are moderate with warm but rarely too hot summers and quite a rainy rest of the year.
Only four miles south-east of Lille, you will find Lille Airport in a small town called Lesquin. The airport is also known as Lille-Lesquin or only Lesquin Airport. One compact terminal building houses all facilities in the airport. Short-term parking is available outside the terminal building, while a free shuttle service connects the airport with a long-term car park nearby.
Lille Airport (LIL)
Telephone: +33 891 67 32 10
Lille has the world´s oldest automatic underground railway system which currently covers 60 stops with two metro lines. Additionally, there are two tram lines and approximately 60 bus service routes. On the 1st of May, the whole public transportation comes to a halt. Therefore, car rental is recommended for more convenience and mobility in Lille.