You should always inspect your car for any existing damage before driving, and report this to the provider, otherwise they could decide to charge you for it later. Make sure the car is returned with the same level of fuel as when you took possession of it; again, you could be billed for this fuel at an inflated rate of what it would cost on the forecourt.
Understand the road laws of your destination and respect them. Always act as a responsible driver, just like you would at home; no drink driving, texting while driving or driving tired.
Three car hire providers offer their services at Lille Airport. They are to be found in the main hall, just outside arrivals, with the car hire car park a short distance from the terminal building. Of course, you can simply turn up and hire a car, but a great deal of time and money can be saved by booking in advance online.
|Avis||+33 (0) 820611697|
|Europcar||+33 (0) 320904545|
|Hertz||+ 33 (0) 8 25 82 60 26|
With an average price of unleaded petrol of €1.43 per litre in France, a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two which gives 67 miles to the gallon would mean an approximate fuel cost per 10 miles of €2.14.
If you do want to contact the company by telephone, then
|Destination||Distance||Journey time||Journey time||Directions||Video|
|The Old Stock Exchange||12.1 km||15 minutes||https://goo.gl/1bTpVO||https://goo.gl/PVuxZS|
|Grand Place||11.9 km||14 minutes||https://goo.gl/I5x41z||https://goo.gl/djpfDU|
|Palais de Beaux Arts||10.8 km||14 minutes||https://goo.gl/9JwbbI||https://goo.gl/4W9Wzi|
|Zoo de Lille||15 km||19 minutes||https://goo.gl/distmp||https://goo.gl/D5NRgV|
|La Grande Braderie||10.9 km||14 minutes||https://goo.gl/2sUQWf||https://goo.gl/75H98m|
|Museum of Natural History||10.7 km||13 minutes||https://goo.gl/8N1N4V||https://goo.gl/z2M6Qj|
|Lille Tourist Office||11.6 km||18 minutes||https://goo.gl/kAeWJD||https://goo.gl/ZfCqeA|
|Citadel Park||14.8 km||18 minutes||https://goo.gl/sCR3WV||https://goo.gl/lNvq9l|
|Notre Dame de la Treille||12.1 km||16 minutes||https://goo.gl/dvilA9||https://goo.gl/IMzYda|
|Maison Natale Charles de Gaulle||13.2 km||16 minutes||https://goo.gl/5gEWFr||https://goo.gl/QcfWGR|
To hire a car, you need to be over 21, and at least 25 for some providers. European Union passengers can produce the Driver’s Licence from their own country if they have held it for at least one year, but travellers from Asia, Africa, Australia and some parts of the Americas will need to have an International Driving Licence. This needs to be acquired before leaving as it cannot be obtained in France.
Usually, there are some extras which come with the hire of a car, such as a Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which will provide some coverage should you be involved in an accident, but they do not constitute adequate insurance as you would still have to pay a large excess. To avoid this, you could buy some excess insurance directly from your hire company, but much money can be saved by getting it from a separate specialist such as insurance4carhire.com. This will also insure you for such areas as the roof, tyres, windows and undercarriage, not included in the insurer’s cover.
Lille Airport, located 7 km (4 miles) south-southeast of Lille in the town of Lesquin, is France’s 12th busiest airport with approximately 1.5 million passengers per year. From here, you can hire a car to explore the delightful city of Lille or the picturesque surrounding countryside. The terminal features a bar and restaurant, after you have passed through security. There is also wi-fi (free for the first 60 minutes), a post office, ATMs, a small number of shops, a children’s play area, baby changing facilities, first aid, a conference centre, and short and long-term parking.
An Information Desk is found in the Main Hall, which can provide advice about flights and other services.
Navette shuttle bus: +33 0891 673 210
Aéroport Taxi: +33 03 20 04 49 24
Business Centre: +33 03 2049 6810
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