Car & Van Hire in Lille

Enterprise car hire locations in Lille

Lille is the capital city of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France. Its name, which was originally written L'Île, is derived from its location on an island in the Deûle River. Lille lies at the confluence of five autoroutes, or motorways, just nine miles from the Belgian border, and is known as a transportation and communications hub, a cultural capital for northern France, and increasingly, a tourist centre. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches at Lille train stations are located at Gare De Lille Europe RRS, Pont Des Flandres and Rue de Tournai, all of which are within two miles, or approximately 10 minutes' drive, from Lille-Centre, via Avenue du Président John F. Kennedy.

Our Vehicles For Hire In Lille

As you might expect from the largest rental company in the world, Enterprise offers a wide selection of cars for hire at each of its branches. Environmentally conscious customers may be concerned that Lille car hire involves stop-start driving in and around the city, which has a detrimental effect on fuel economy and vehicle emissions. However, by choosing a mini, economy or small compact car from Enterprise, drivers can enjoy "Little Paris", as Lille is sometimes known, safe in the knowledge that they're creating minimal environmental impact.

Cheap Car And Van Hire In Lille

Car rental in Lille really is as easy as ABC. All Enterprise vehicles, including cars, sports utility vehicles, people carriers and vans, are available for hire from a single online platform. Enterprise offers its best deals to online customers, too, with a discount of 10 percent on any vehicle for those who are happy to pay for their car or van hire in advance, rather than when they collect the vehicle. Customers simply select their desired rental location, pick-up and return dates, vehicle class, according to their requirements, and of course, budget, and click "Pay Now".

Airport Car Hire

The Enterprise branch at Lille Airport is less than seven miles, or less than 20 minutes' drive, south of Lille-Centre via the A1, also known as l'autoroute du Nord, or the Northern Motorway. Lille Airport, known locally as Aeroport De Lille Lesquin, is served by direct flights from elsewhere in France, Europe, North America and Africa, and handles over a million passengers each year.

Attractions In Lille

The attractive old town of Lille, to the north, is divided from the new town, to the south, by the Boulevard de la Liberté. Heading northwest, the Boulevard de la Liberté leads to the massive 17th-century fortress known as the Citadelle de Lille, designed by the distinguished engineer Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. Moving east, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille is strictly a 19th-century Gothic structure, although construction was not completed until 1999. Further south, in Lille-Centre, the Belfry of the City Hall rises to a height of over 340 feet and offers 360-degree panoramic views over the city and the surrounding area from the top. The Belfry of the City Hall has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005.

Places To Visit Outside Lille

Approximately 16 miles, or less than 25 minutes' drive, south of Lille, Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin covers an area of over 120,000 hectares and features coal mines, lifting gear, slag heaps and associated structures that bear witness to centuries of coal extraction in the region. This site, too, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012. While you're in the neighbourhood, the Louvre-Lens Museum, a contemporary museum built on the site of a former mining yard, is only 20 minutes' drive west via the A21. Of course, the proximity of Lille to the Belgian border means that the fascinating capital city, Brussels, is less than 70 miles, or less than 90 minutes' drive away via European route E429. Brussels is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with highlights including the magnificent cobblestone square known as the Grand Place.

Parking And Traffic Information In Lille

Parking in and around Lille is plentiful, with the open air car parks on Place de Sébastopol and Rue du Faisan the closest to the city centre. The closest underground car park to the city centre is situated on Boulevard de la Liberté. Lille is easily navigable by car, thanks largely to the Lille ring road, otherwise known as route départementale D750, although traffic congestion can be a source of irritation during peak periods.