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Lille Airport

Lille Lesquin International Airport (LIL)


One of France's smaller airports, Lille Airport (also known as Lille-Lesquin Airport or Lesquin Airport) serves 1.2 million passengers each year. Lille Airport is a nimble facility, taking advantage of its small size to offer efficient and friendly service.

The facility has been nicknamed the '15-minute airport' due to its location in the centre of a complex web of highways that allow quick access to Paris, Belgium, and Dunkirk. Despite being farther out of these areas than larger airports, Lille Airport is ranked as one of the top airports in France for accessibility and punctuality, making it a valid option.


The airport is situated about six miles (10km) from Lille, close to the Belgian border.

Getting to the city

The airport shuttle service operates from the city centre, hourly, every day between 5.10am and 8pm; and from the airport, every hour, from 5.30am to 22.15pm. Services on Sundays tend to start later. Several taxi companies also serve the airport.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).


Tel: +33 89 1673 210

Car rental

Avis, Enterprise Citer, Europcar, and Hertz offer car rental facilities at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. Several taxi companies serve the airport including Taxi Alexandre, Taxi Union and Taxi Rihour.


The airport has an ATM, restaurants and cafeterias, bars, a duty-free shop, a newsagent, a post office, a tourist help desk, and a business centre.


Short-term parking in lot P2 costs €3.50 for the first hour, €5.50 for two hours, and €7.50 for three hours; up to €18.30 for 12 hours. P3 is the closest to the terminal and costs €25.80 for up to 12 hours, €33 for the first day, and €69 for a week. Sheltered parking in P4 is €40 for the first day. The long-term car park, P1, is further from the terminal and costs €42 for up to eight days.



All areas in the terminal offer wifi. Wifi is free for the first 15 minutes.

Business Lounges

Lille Airport has a business centre with fully equipped conference rooms and all the necessary facilities; phones, internet, audio-visual technology and personalised catering are available. The centre is open from 6am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends.

Lille Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.