Getting to Lille

Lille is one of France’s most accessible cities outside the capital, giving students many options to get to Lille and to travel during their stay. The two main train stations, Lille-Europe and Lille-Flandres, connect to London, Paris or Brussels in an hour or less. Learn more about our hometown.

  • From Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris : direct SNCF train (1 hour) to Lille-Europe or Lille-Flandres station
  • From Lille Airport : shuttle bus (20 min) to Lille-Flandres station
  • From Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) : train from Brussels city center (30 mins) to Lille-Europe station
  • From Charleroi Airport (Brussels South) : shuttle bus (1 hour 40 minutes) to Lille-Europe station
  • From Paris city center : direct train (1 hour) from Gare du Nord to Lille-Europe or Lille-Flandres station

Students under 27 years old may benefit from special discounts with the purchase of the French national railway (SNCF) “Carte Jeune”. Get more information about train travel discount cards on SNCF’s website.

Getting around Lille

ISA Lille is conveniently located on the Lille Catholic University campus, in the heart of the city. Thus, students have many public transportation options to reach the school from anywhere in Lille.

Lille’s public transit network, Transpole, includes surrounding cities accessible by:

  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Bike-sharing

To use the public transit system, students must obtain a rechargeable transport card, called a PassPass. More information is available from Transpole’s website.