Lille is very easy to access either by road, or fast train, or plane. We sketch the simplest way to come to Lille from various places in the world. Many other ways are possible.
– probably the easiest way to come to Lille from America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and non neighboring countries (i.e., countries others from Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany) is to fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG). CDG is connected to almost all countries worldwide. Once in CDG, one catches the fast train (TGV) at the train station located in terminal 2 of CDG. 50 minutes later, you take off in one of the 2 train stations of Lille (located a few hundred meters from each others).
– you may also fly to London, UK, and connect to Saint Pancras train station, board on the Eurostar (fast train between the UK and France), travel under the Channel, and take off in Lille train station.
– from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, it may be even easier to take a Thalys fast train straight to Lille (from Amsterdam, Brussels, or Köln).