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Passport/Visa

Passport/Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Airport

Airport

The Lille-Lesquin Airport is located 7 kilometres away from the city centre. A shuttle bus service is offered and runs between the airport and the Euralille shopping centre (next to the main train station of Lille), and the journey lasts 20 minutes. Taxis can also be hired at the airport (check out this link to see the taxi firms that serve Lille Airport and some fares examples: www.lille.aeroport.fr/getting-to-the-airport/taxis). Lille can also be reached by train or bus from Brussels, and direct bus routes exist between the Brussels South Charleroi Airport and the city of Lille (check the flibco shuttles www.flibco.com).
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Public Transport

Public Transport

Lille has a well-developed public transportation system, managed by Transpole, comprising metro, tram, and bus lines. Transpole has two underground lines which share the different areas of the city. The bus service include many lines which entirely cover the city of Lille. The service also include a night line (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night) et a shuttle for the old city (with departures every 10-15 minutes, Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 to 21:00). Lastly, two tram lines serve nine districts of the city. Tickets for every mean of transport can be purchased both at the stations and online. For further information about tarifs: www.transpole.fr/fr/32-les-titres-occasionnels.
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