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Lille Airport

Lille Lesquin International Airport (LIL)

Overview

One of France's smaller airports, Lille Airport (also known as Lille-Lesquin Airport or Lesquin Airport) is located four miles (7km) southeast of central Lille. Serving 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 when on flights to France.

Location

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

Getting to the city

The Navette airport shuttle service operates between the arrivals hall and the Euralille shopping centre in the city centre, hourly each day from 5:10am (later on weekends) to 9pm. Single fares start from €8. Several taxi companies serve the airport.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +33 (0)3 20 49 6880.

Car rental

Four car rental companies have desks in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Enterprise Citer, Europcar, and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

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

Facilities

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

Parking

Short-term parking in lot P2 costs €3 for the first hour, €5.50 for two hours, and €7 for three hours; up to 12 hours is €16. P3 is the closest to the terminal and costs €10 for up to 12 hours and €30 per day, while sheltered parking in P4 is €20 for the first three hours and €38 per day. The long-term car park, P1, is further from the terminal and costs €43 for up to eight days; it is serviced by a free shuttle to the terminal.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.lille.aeroport.fr

Airlines

Flights to Lille Airport are available via Aigle Azure, Air Algérie, Air France, Chalair Aviation, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Transavia France and Vueling.

Internet

There is wifi in the waiting areas, airport hall, and boarding lounges.

Business Lounges

Lille Airport has a business centre with services including phone and fax, internet, audio-visual equipment and catering services. 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.