Car Hire at Lille Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to experience chocolate heaven in Brussels, shop in Europe’s largest flea market in Lille or lose yourself in art in Arras, you can find the best car hire at Lille Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Lille Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Lille Airport: EuropeCar, Enterprise, Avis and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Lille Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Total garage located just 11 minutes drive from Lille Airport. Head east from the airport taking Route de l’Aeroport. Get on to the D917 to Rue Charles Saint Venant and the D48. The petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Lille Airport
Lille Airport is well connected to the region’s main road networks interesting with five main motorways; the A1 from Paris, the A25 from Dunkirk and Calais, the A23 from Valenciennes, the A27 from Brussels, and the A22 from Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam. You can drive to London in 4 hours, Paris in two and a half hours and Brussels in one and a half hours.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Lille Airport.
With a medieval heart and Flemish roots Brussels is a haven of culture, art and, best of all, chocolate. Anyone with a sweet tooth will be in heaven in this paradise of cocoa delights where Belgian confectionary shops adorn every street. With art-nouveau facades to 19th century mansions and the spectacular Grand Place with its exquisite architecture - surely the most beautiful square in the world, Brussels oozes sophistication, class and multiculturalism. The array of bars and cafes and restaurants means that nights will always be vibrant and lively while world class museums, galleries and shopping from fashion boutiques to African bazaars, mean the days are equally as enticing.
Brussels is just an hour and a half from Lille Airport. Take the Route de l’Aeroport and get on to the A1. Merge with the A27 and keep left for the E19 to Brussels. Merge onto the A1 and follow the signs for the city centre.
The beautiful medieval town of Arras was one of the most influential towns of the Revolution, as the home of Maximilien de Robesierre. Today the town is a wanderers dream with winding streets that hide a multitude of markets selling everything from fruit and veg to local couture, jewellery, artisan delicacies and antiques. Explore enchanting Arras Cathedral and the secret underground tunnels used during the First World War before stopping in a cosy cafe on the Grand Place where coffee is strong and the patisseries is mouth-watering and exquisite. Evenings in Arras mean gastronomic dining and lively bars in this laid back yet excitingly edgy French town.
Arras is just under 40 minutes by car from Lille Airport. Get on the Route de l’Aeroport and get on the A1, taking exit 16 for Arras. Follow the D95 to the city centre.
Lille is Paris’s edgier sister with cutting edge art, excellent museums and for fantastic beer thanks to its proximity to the Belgian border. Another draw is for shopaholics and vintage enthusiasts who can buy bargains galore in Europe’s largest flea market, the Grand Broaderie. Bursting with creativity, Lille is a delightful mix of historic fairytale old town with its tiny boutiques to outer districts that boast exciting galleries like the La Piscine, housed in a former Art Deco swimming pool and designer shops from Louis Vuitton to Hermes. Gourmet cuisine is never far away whether its lively local markets or fine dining restaurants.
It takes just 15 minutes to reach Lille from the airport. Head east from the airport and get on the Route de l’Aeroport. Follow signs for the A1 to Lille getting on the A25 then exiting for the D549.
On-street parking in Lille is in several zones. The central orange zone is charged from 7am to 7m Monday to Saturday and costs from €1.90 per hour with a maximum parking time of 1 hour 2 minutes. The slightly outer green zone is charged from 9am to 12.30pm and again from 2pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and costs from €0.85 per hour with a maximum parking time of 2 hours 40 minutes. Unlimited parking is available in the many city centre car parks which charge €1.50 pper hour up to a maximum of €12-21 for a full day. Some hotels in Lille also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change