Lille Transport


Most of the centre of Lille is pedestrianised and well signposted, and the historic centre of the city is a delight to walk through so using any other form of transport would be a waste. The city has a good public transport system, with two metro lines traversing the city, two tram lines travelling from Lille to Roubaix and Tourcoing, and buses covering about 60 different routes. The buses, tram and metro run every day (except 1 May), from 5.30am to around midnight. Taxis are widely available from the airport and the Lille Europe train station, which is centrally located at 1 Gare De Ville Europe near the main square. Renting a bike is also a good option in summer as the city lends itself to cycling and it is an easy and cheap way to get around. All in all, Lille has a more than adequate transport network and getting around is easy. However, those who want to rent a car will find that it is easy to do so and driving in Lille is less confusing than driving in Paris which can be ill-advised.

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