Lille Métropole

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By Train

Its railway network places the region within arms’ reach of 3 major European capital cities :

- 35’ from Brussels

- 60’ from Paris

- 80’ from London

Lille has 2 train stations, they are 400m apart and situated in the city center.

Lille Flandres: regional trains and direct TGV to Paris (58mins)

Lille Europe : Eurostar and direct TGV to:

Aéroport international Charles de Gaulle : 00h52 
Paris : 00h58
Lyon Part Dieu : 2h55
Strasbourg : 3h18     
Nantes : 4h03
Marseille : 4h42
Montpellier : 4h52
Bordeaux : 5h09

By car

 Lille Metropole is at the crossroads of France’s densest freeway network.

More than 500 Km of motorway connect great European cities.

- 1hr from Bruxelles (E429/E17)

- 2hrs from Paris (EA1/E42)

- 3hrs from Luxembourg (A4/E17)

- 3hrs from Amsterdam (E17)

- 5hr45 from Francfort (E42)

From the UK : Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, then to Lille by the motorway A26.

By Air

Lille-Lesquin International Airport is 15 minutes from the City Centre, the Business district and the two railway stations.

Over 70 national and international. Direct flights with Air France, Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, easyJet, HOP!, Ryanair,

Tunisair Transavia, twinjet, Volotea, Vueling et depuis Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg et Toulouse.International direct flights to Barcelone, Genève, Alger, Oran, Tunis, Porto, Rome, Venise, Agadir, Marrakech et Oujda.

A shuttle-bus service connects the airport and the City Center (stop near the commercial centre: Euralille). Journey time: 20 mn

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Travelling by public transport

Thanks to Transpole, Lille Metropole has a comprehensive public transportation system :

 • 2 automatic metro lines (the VAL: automatic light vehicle) The world’s 1st automatic metro system (1983), 60 stations covering 45 km.

Line 1 : Villeneuve d’Ascq 4 Cantons • Lille CHR B Calmette (Regional Hospital)

Line 2 : Lomme Saint-Philibert (Hospital) •Tourcoing CH Dron (Hospital)

 • 2 tramway lines serving over 36 stations, connecting Lille to Roubaix and Tourcoing.

Tramway R : Roubaix Eurotéléport • Gare Lille Flandres train station

Tramway T : Tourcoing centre • Gare Lille Flandres train station

 • Sixty bus lines.

Rates updated 01/07/2013

Regular price: 1,50€
10 tickets : 12.50€
ZAP(1) : 0.80€
Day Pass (48h & 72h) : 4€
Evening Pass(2) : 2€

(1) : 3 metro or tramway stations with transfer
(2) : After 7.00 pm


The Congress Pass

  The Convention Pass allows unlimited travel on the Transpole network within the Lille Metropole limits, with bus, undergound, tramway and coach transfers, during the entire convention - Congress Pass rate = 2.50 € / day.

Cette carte nominative est prévue pour tous ceux qui viennent d’ailleurs. Le Pass Congrès donne droit à un nombre de trajets illimités sur le réseau Transpole, avec correspondances bus, métro, tramway et autocar pendant toute la période du congrès, dans les limites de la CUDL (Communauté Urbaine de Lille).

• Order the congress pass 72 h in advance by dialling +33 (0)3 20 81 44 07

Pick it up at the Sales Department – 276 avenue de la Marne - Marcq en Baroeul – from Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm.


Other modes of transport


Bicycle on a self-service basis: 210 stations
1 day: €1.40
7 days: €7.00
(the first 30 minutes are offered)


Cycloville. A covered cycle-taxi service in the city centre. €1 per pick-up + €1 per km per person (up to 2 people).