Car hire Lille: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Lille

Lille city centre
Lesquin Airport (LIL): 5 mi from city centre

Car hires in Lille: practical information

Where to rent a car in Lille

Lille is the hub for travelling in France’s northern region of Calais. While Lille is easy to navigate on foot and using public transportation, it’s ideal to get a car hire in Lille to explore further afield. There are four car hire companies located at Lille Airport including Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Enterprise.

Once you book your flights to Lille, compare the car hire deals. It may be cheaper to pick up a Lille rent car from the city centre with a local agency. Just read the fine print and the insurance coverage, as these differ greatly from agency to agency.

Driving in Lille: parking and other tips

Driving in Lillle for the first time can be a little confusing. Just trust the signs for “Centre Ville” on the road and you’ll arrive in the city centre without fail, even if you think you’re going in the wrong direction! Anyways, what's a holiday in Lille without getting lost once or twice? Taking the "scenic route" is never a waste of time.

Parking in Lille ins’t too tricky. There is a huge car park at Champ de Mars which costs €3 a day (with free exit and entry between 8pm and 6am). You can find free street parking in Lille to the southwest of rue Solférino and around Charles de Gaulle’s house museum.

Road trips from Lille: what to do, what to see

Courtray

Courtray

This city in northern Belgium is just a stone’s throw from Lille and has plenty of historical sites to visit. Start at Kortrijk 1302, a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Golden Spurs, when peasants fought against an army of knights. Don’t miss the Belfry (a UNESCO site) and the scenic Begijnhof (another UNESCO site).

Boulogne

Boulogne

A port city on the Cote d’Opale of France’s Pas de Calais region, Boulogne is a treat to visit if you want to take in the northern seaside. The old town is very charming and the beach is the perfect place to go on a sunny summer’s day. The 13th century castle is complete with moats (filled with waterlillies) and museum featuring the second largest collection of Greek ceramics in France.

Beussent

Beussent

Chocolate lovers will not want to miss a stop in Beussent to visit the town’s chocolaterie on route de Desvres. You can take a tour of the artisanal chocolate workshop and learn the secrets of chocolate making at a presentation. Samples are included in the tour price! Mmm…

The best car hire deals in Lille

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Getaround
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Seat Ibiza Compact, 4/5 Door, Manual
Dollar Rent a Car
£12 per day Verify
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Fiat 500 Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Keddy
£12 per day Verify
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Renault Twingo Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Getaround
£14 per day Verify
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Fiat Panda Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Getaround
£14 per day Verify
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Toyota Yaris Hybride Economy, 2/3 Door, Auto
Getaround
£15 per day Verify
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Renault Clio Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
Keddy
£15 per day Verify
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Toyota Aygo Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Getaround
£15 per day Verify
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Volkswagen Polo Economy, 4/5 Door, Manual
Alamo Rent a Car
£16 per day Verify
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Citroen C1 Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Getaround
£16 per day Verify
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Dacia Sandero Compact, 4/5 Door, Manual
Avis
£16 per day Verify
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Peugeot 108 Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Thrifty
£17 per day Verify
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Peugeot 2008 Compact, 4/5 Door, Manual
Rent a Car France
£17 per day Verify
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Citadine Economy, 4/5 Door, Manual
France Cars
£18 per day Verify
Economique Type Fiat 500 Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual

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