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Car Rental in Lille

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Lille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$33.65 / per day
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Lille Europe Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$39.26 / per day
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Lille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$40.06 / per day
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Lille Airport Car Rental
Compact
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$42.75 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Lille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$42.96 / per day
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Lille Europe Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$46.19 / per day
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Lille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$46.19 / per day
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Lille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$46.19 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:43 on 2020-08-03. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$42.88 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Lille?

Lille is a great place to visit. Its Flemish-influenced old city has plenty of beautiful churches, palaces, and museums. The city also doesn’t shy away from its more recent industrial past and there are many attractions and landmarks connected to it. After seeing Lille, you can explore the rest of Northwest France or even travel over the border to visit one of its neighbors, Belgium or the United Kingdom.

Lille Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Lille

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Lille and drop off in another city include:

  • From Lille to St Malo - 34 offers from 52.30 USD per day
  • From Lille to Toulouse - 51 offers from 37.10 USD per day
  • From Lille to Naples - 10 offers from 430.03 USD per day

Top ways to enter Lille

  • Lille Airport: Also known as Lille-Lesquin, the largest airport of Northwestern France served 2 million travelers in 2018. The airport is popular with a number of low-cost carriers like easyJet, Vueling, and Volotea. Located just 11km (6.8 miles) south of Lille center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: By far the largest in France and one of the busiest in the world, Paris-Charles de Gaulle handled more than 72 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a hub for Air France, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and other companies, and is served by more than 70 different airlines. Located 200km (125 miles) south of Lille, it can be reached in about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  • Beauvais Airport: Sometimes called Tille Airport and also Paris-Beauvais, this small airport in the Picardy region is a hub for low-cost companies like Ryanair and Wizz Air. The airport offers many domestic connections, as well as flights to and from destinations in Eastern and Southern Europe and in North Africa. Located 195km (121 miles) south of Lille, the airport can be reached in about two hours.
  • Charleroi Airport: Often also called Brussels-South, this small airport provides a cheap alternative to reach the Belgian capital, but is also near the French border and Lille. As of 2019, the airport has flights by nine different airlines, most of them low-cost companies. Charleroi Airport is just 120km (75 miles) east of Lille and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach. Since you’d have to cross a border, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. An alternative is to go from Charleroi to Lille by public transportation and to pick up a rental car after arriving in France.
  • Brussels Airport: Serving the capital of the European Union and NATO, Brussels-Zaventem handles 25 million travelers every year. The airport provides flights to and from most European countries, as well as destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The airport is 130km (78 miles) northeast of Lille and can be reached in about 90 minutes. Like with Charleroi Airport, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the international border.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Lille by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car either at the Lille Europe Railway Station or at the Lille Flandres Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Located near the North Sea and the English Channel, Lille has a temperate oceanic climate. The average high temperature is 23°C  (74°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 6°C  (43°F) in January. Precipitation in the city is quite even throughout the year, with a small drop from June to September. Lille experiences at least some snow every winter.
  • Often referred to as being at the crossroads of Western Europe, Lille is only 300km (185 miles) or less from four of Europe’s most famous and influential capitals, Paris, Brussels, London, and Amsterdam. Cologne and Dusseldorf, two of Germany’s largest cities, are also only about 320km (200 miles) from Lille. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Palais des Beaux-Arts. Established in 1809 under Napoleon's orders, Lille Palace of Fine Arts was one of the first museums in Western Europe. The museum has a vast collection of paintings, including works by world-famous artists like Donatello, Pieter Boel, Francisco de Goya, and Pablo Picasso as well as displays of sculptures and print work. 
  • Citadel of Lille. The pentagon-shaped Citadel of Lille was built in the 17th century as part of the historic city walls. Although Lille has since spread far outside of its original borders, the citadel remains one of the symbols of the city. Today, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens as well as a zoo that visitors can enter free of charge.
  • Vieille Bourse. The former home of Lille Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Vieille Bourse is not only a beautiful building but also the center of one of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Situated between the Theater Squarer and de Gaulle Square, the area is full of art galleries, bookshops, and performance venues.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30km/h. Unlike with inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities, as of July 2018 the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110km/h, and 2- or 3- lane roads to 90km/h. During the rain, the limits are respectively lowered to 110km/h, 100km/h, and 80km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2018, hands-free mobile phone use is banned in France and the fines are hefty.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the main highways in France (autoroute in French) are toll roads. Their names start with the letter A and you can recognize them by a red number sign. The fee for taking a toll road depends on the specific route, distance, and the type of your vehicle - cars with trailers and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by credit card or with cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road that will indicate where you got on. Then you have to pay for the distance you have traveled upon exiting the road. 

Some rental cars are equipped with transponders and can use automatic toll booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with transponders.

See the official French toll road website for more information. Use the website's toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Amiens. The city of Amiens is best known for Amiens Cathedral. The tallest cathedral in France, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered by many to be one of the most impressive Gothic buildings in the world. Amiens has plenty of other beautiful architecture as well as the Jules Verne Museum celebrating one of the fathers of science fiction writing. Located 140km (87 miles) southwest of Lille, Amiens can be reached in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Brugge. Also known as Bruges, this city in Belgian Flanders is one of the most picturesque places in Europe. Thousands of visitors come here every year to enjoy the medieval old town, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the view from the Belfry Tower (its 366 stairs are narrow and steep, but the reward at the top is worth it). Located just 80km (50 miles) north of Lille, Brugge can be reached in about one hour by car. You’d have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it.
  • Dunkirk. The small town of Dunkirk is famous for its role in the Second World War. There are plenty of sites and attractions connected to it, such as the Allies Memorial and the Dunkirk War Museum. But from the Port Museum’s retelling of Dunkirk’s maritime and trading history to the Dunkirk Belfry, the city has more to offer, Located 82km (50 miles) northwest of Lille, Dunkirk can be reached in about one hour.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Lille is the Ford Focus, closely followed by the Renault Megane and the Citroen C3. The most popular rental car types are the mini, economy, and compact classes.

Further destinations

  • Paris. From the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre and from Sacré Cœur to Moulin Rouge, the City of Light has more famous landmarks than it’s possible to list. Yes, there are plenty of tourists, but that’s only because the city has so much on offer. Located 225km (140 miles) south of Lille, Paris is just 2 hours and 20 minutes away.
  • Brittany. The peninsula of Brittany is the westernmost region of France. A diverse and culturally unique place, it has plenty to explore including the megalithic stone structures erected by the prehistoric inhabitants of France, long rocky beaches, inland mountain villages, and centers celebrating the native Celtic Breton culture. Rennes, the nearest large city of Brittany, is 570km (354 miles) southwest of Lille and can be reached in about 5 hours and 15 minutes.
  • London. A melting pot, a pioneering city, and a global metropolis, London is unlike any other city in Europe. A hub of arts, music, finance, innovation, cuisine, and practically anything else that one can imagine, it can be explored for days, if not weeks or months. Located just 280km (175 miles) northwest of Lille, it can be reached by car in four hours. You’d be crossing an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. If not, it’s possible to go by public transportation and pick up a rental car after arriving in London. Also,check to see if you need a visa to enter the UK - unlike France, the country is not a member of the Schengen Area. 

Car Rental Prices in Lille

  • Station wagons - from $91 per day
  • Large cars - from $83 per day
  • Medium cars - from $59 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $136 per day
  • Premium cars - from $119 per day
  • Small cars - from $47 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips and land a great rental car in Lille:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Lille is the cheapest in August when renting a car is about 36% cheaper than the yearly average. Come visit the north of France at the height of summer!

Top 20 Cities near Lille

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $33.26 per day
    177.0 km / 110.0 miles away
  2. Nice Car Rentals from $75.67 per day
    826.2 km / 513.4 miles away
  3. Marseille Car Rentals from $48.99 per day
    808.6 km / 502.5 miles away
  4. Lyon Car Rentals from $46.19 per day
    550.0 km / 341.7 miles away
  5. Montpellier Car Rentals from $41.16 per day
    778.9 km / 484.0 miles away
  6. Toulouse Car Rentals from $30.55 per day
    781.2 km / 485.4 miles away
  7. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $42.81 per day
    697.7 km / 433.5 miles away
  8. Toulon Car Rentals from $81.60 per day
    854.4 km / 530.9 miles away
  9. Nantes Car Rentals from $50.37 per day
    511.1 km / 317.6 miles away
  10. Cannes Car Rentals from $49.26 per day
    833.6 km / 518.0 miles away
  11. Biarritz Car Rentals from $56.27 per day
    862.7 km / 536.1 miles away
  12. Perpignan Car Rentals from $85.13 per day
    870.0 km / 540.6 miles away
  13. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $78.89 per day
    808.2 km / 502.2 miles away
  14. Grenoble Car Rentals from $37.48 per day
    601.9 km / 374.0 miles away
  15. Nimes Car Rentals from $72.62 per day
    763.4 km / 474.3 miles away
  16. Béziers Car Rentals from $72.62 per day
    805.3 km / 500.4 miles away
  17. Calvi Car Rentals from $48.49 per day
    994.4 km / 617.9 miles away
  18. Rennes Car Rentals from $43.24 per day
    445.7 km / 276.9 miles away
  19. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $27.97 per day
    397.6 km / 247.1 miles away
  20. Massy Car Rentals from $30.04 per day
    211.6 km / 131.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Lille

  1. 0.3 km / 0.2 miles away
  2. 3.4 km / 2.1 miles away
  3. Lille Airport Car Rentals from $33.65 per day
    8.2 km / 5.1 miles away
  4. 92.9 km / 57.7 miles away
  5. 148.4 km / 92.2 miles away
  6. 167.5 km / 104.1 miles away
  7. 184.9 km / 114.9 miles away
  8. Downtown Car Rentals from $47.19 per day
    187.8 km / 116.7 miles away
  9. 190.9 km / 118.6 miles away
  10. 193.6 km / 120.3 miles away
  11. 202.0 km / 125.5 miles away
  12. Downtown Car Rentals from $72.07 per day
    203.7 km / 126.6 miles away
  13. 205.7 km / 127.8 miles away
  14. 207.1 km / 128.7 miles away
  15. 218.6 km / 135.8 miles away
  16. 219.2 km / 136.2 miles away
  17. 292.8 km / 181.9 miles away
  18. 294.1 km / 182.7 miles away
  19. Caen Airport Car Rentals from $32.35 per day
    300.4 km / 186.7 miles away
  20. 310.7 km / 193.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Lille?

Car rental prices in Lille vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Lille
January
$57.63
February
$48.81
March
$50.17
April
$57.81
May
$63.32
June
$128.96
July
$38.81
August
$46.11
September
$54.05
October
$59.07
November
$59.07
December
The best month to rent a car in Lille is August (when prices for an Economy class start from $38.81). This is 36% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $128.96 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Lille?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in April, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Lille
6
January
7
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
8
June
8
July
6
August
11
September
7
October
8
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Lille?

While travelers visit Lille year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Lille by Monthly Searches
83%
January
279%
February
395%
March
2%
April
3%
May
2%
June
3%
July
2%
August
2%
September
39%
October
34%
November
356%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Peugeot 5008 5 1 People Carriers/Vans
Alamo Opel Corsa 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Avis Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Enterprise Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Canada
Peugeot 3008
May 24, 2019
The roads out of the town centre can be confusing so be ready with your gps or get a car with navigation. We went to Vimy Ridge, Normandy and the Loire valley, going through many small towns on small roads so it was wonderful to have navigation in the car. Made the routes easy to choose and follow.
United Kingdom
Opel Mokka
November 20, 2018
Absolutely superb! Friendly people, helpful and supportive and the food was very good indeed. Thank you for making our stay such a wonderful experience.

Top 8 Suppliers in Lille in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33366480344
Route de l'Aéroport
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+330320875803
Aeroport De Lille, 59810 Lesquin
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330320904545
LILLE AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:15
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:07:30-22:15
Sat:08:00-12:30; 13:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-16:00; 16:30-22:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+330320875803
Aeroport De Lille, 59810 Lesquin
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330320904545
LILLE AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:15-22:15
Tue:07:15-22:15
Wed:07:15-22:15
Thu:07:15-22:15
Fri:07:15-22:15
Sat:12:30-17:00; 08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-16:00; 16:30-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611697
Aeroport De Lille Lesquin
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:15
Tue:07:30-22:15
Wed:07:30-22:15
Thu:07:30-22:15
Fri:07:30-22:15
Sat:07:30-11:30
Sun:16:45-18:00; 19:15-22:15
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330820611697
Aeroport De Lille Lesquin
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:15
Tue:07:30-22:15
Wed:07:30-22:15
Thu:07:30-22:15
Fri:07:30-22:15
Sat:07:30-11:30
Sun:16:45-18:00; 19:15-22:15
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0320875803
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:07:15-22:15
Tue:07:15-22:15
Wed:07:15-22:15
Thu:07:15-22:15
Fri:07:15-22:15
Sat:08:00-12:00

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