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How to get from Lille-Lesquin Airport to the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq

  • Business Mobility
  • December 15, 2023
How to get from Lille-Lesquin Airport to the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq

If you are planning a trip to France for a sporting event such as the Olympic Games, but also for business reasons, it will be useful to know how to get from Lille-Lesquin airport to the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq.

Situated 7km from the city center, the airport handles over a million passengers annually. It is one of the main French airports and an important stopover for the northern part of the country. 

This airport is very close to the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, the main sports complex in the city of Lille. There are a number of ways to get there, but not all of them offer the same level of privacy and comfort.

Let’s take a look at how to get from Lille airport to the Mauroy stadium using the various means of transport available.

Where is Lille airport?

Lille-Lesquin airport is situated in a strategic position in the north of France. Specifically, it is located approximately 7 kilometers south-east of the center of Lille, in the town of Lesquin.

Situated within easy reach of the city of Lille, it also serves as a major hub for the surrounding Belgian regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Wallonia. Its proximity to Lille makes it easy to get to any part of the city, including the Pierre Mauroy stadium.

How far is Lille-Lesquin Airport from the Pierre Mauroy Stadium?

As mentioned above, Lille-Lesquin Airport is a relatively short distance from the Pierre Mauroy Stadium, making it easy to travel between the two venues. The distance from the airport to the stadium is approximately 8 to 10 kilometers, depending on the route you choose to take. 

This proximity makes Lille-Lesquin Airport a convenient starting point for fans and visitors traveling to the stadium for sporting events, concerts or other major competitions such as the Olympic Games.

How to get from Lille airport to the Pierre Mauroy stadium: the available means of transport

The Pierre Mauroy stadium-Lille Lesquin airport route is relatively easy to cover and there are several options to choose from. It depends on the time you have available, your preferences and the comfort you expect from this trip. 

Public transport is the cheapest option, but it may take longer to get around.

You can get to the center of Lille and the stadium by:

  • Bus
  • Metro
  • Taxi
  • Car hire with driver

Have a look at the details of each available option.

Getting to the Pierre Mauroy stadium by train

You can get to the Mauroy stadium by train, but not directly from the airport. This is due to the fact that Lille airport does not have a train station on site. To get to the Mauroy stadium by train, you have to go to Lille Flandres or Lille Europe station. 

  • From Lille Flandres you can take metro line 1 in the direction of “4 Cantons Stade Pierre-Mauroy”. This line will take you directly to the stadium, with a station of the same name within walking distance of the stadium’s main entrance
  • On the other hand, if you are leaving from the Lille Europe station, you can take a short walk to the Lille Flandres station. From there you can follow the route described above.

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Getting to the Pierre Mauroy stadium by bus

Another way to get to Pierre Mauroy from Lille airport is by bus. Again, there are several options:

  • You can take the Lille Airport Shuttle, a daily shuttle service from Lesquin Airport. The bus stop is located in the drop-off area at Gate A, near the check-in counters and the departure area. Once you have reached the city center and Lille Flanders station, you can walk to the stadium
  • Alternatively, you can take line 68 of the Ilévia network. This line connects Lesquin airport with Villeneuve-d’Ascq. You can then get to the stadium from the airport. The timetable for this bus can vary depending on the season, but on average it runs every 20-60 minutes from 05.30 to 21.00.

How to get from Lesquin airport to the Pierre Mauroy stadium by taxi

The Villeneuve-d’Ascq stadium can also be reached by non-scheduled public transport such as taxis. Specifically, there is a taxi rank at the Lille-Lesquin airport exit that will take you to any destination in and around the city of Lille, including the Pierre Mauroy stadium. 

The cost of the journey may vary depending on traffic and the taxi meter. There may be few taxis available and long waits, especially during high season.

Choose a Hire With Driver to get from Lesquin to Villeneuve-D’Ascq

If you want to travel from Lesquin airport to Pierre Mauroy stadium, the fastest and most comfortable way is to take a car with a driver. The chauffeur service allows you to book an airport transfer to any destination, including the stadium, by renting a car or van and a driver.

The driver will manage your itinerary and find the best solution to get you to your destination. All this in a first class vehicle, with all the comforts and no waiting times.

Why hire a driver to take you from Lille airport to the stadium?

Choosing to hire a car with a chauffeur will help you manage your journey and get around quickly in any part of the city.

 If you are planning to visit the French Olympic Games, if you have to go to Lille for work or for a travel experience, LimoLane chauffeur driven car hire will allow you to reach every corner of the city and its hinterland.

The advantages of hiring a LimoLane chauffeur-driven car are:

  • Flexibility: You can travel in a car or a van, depending on your specific travel needs. You can choose your ideal vehicle according to the number of passengers and the type of transfer.
  • No waiting: unlike public transport, with chauffeur driven hire you will not have to wait to get around and you will not have to deal with possible disruption to public transport
  • Private driver: you will have a private driver who speaks your language and will manage every step of the journey for you;
  • Booking in advance: you can book your transfer well in advance to ensure optimum management of your journey. When you arrive at the airport, your driver will be waiting for you at the terminal;
  • Fixed cost: with a chauffeur-driven hire, the cost is always fixed, with no surprises at the end of the service.

By downloading the free LimoLane app, you can book your car and driver in just a few clicks, up to an hour before you need them. Fill in the form to find out more.