Ports of Call
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.
The airport is situated about four miles (7km) from Lille, close to the Belgian border.
Getting to the city
The airport shuttle service operates between the arrivals hall and the city centre, hourly, every day between 5:10am and 8pm. Single fares start from €8. Several taxi companies also serve the airport.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Tel: +33 (0)3 20 49 6880.
Four car rental companies have desks in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Enterprise Citer, Europcar, and Hertz.
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 for the first hour, €5.50 for two hours, and €7 for three hours; up to €16 for 12 hours. P3 is the closest to the terminal and costs €21 for up to 12 hours, €30 for the first day, and €72 for a week. Sheltered parking in P4 is €20 for the first three hours and €38 for the first day. The long-term car park, P1, is further from the terminal and costs €40 for up to eight days.
Flights to Lille Airport are available via Aigle Azure, Air Algérie, Air France, Chalair Aviation, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Transavia France and Vueling.
There is wifi in the waiting areas, airport hall, and boarding lounges. Wifi is free for the first 15 minutes.
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.