BioFIT will be held on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th of December 2018, in Lille Grand Palais.

Please note that, in addition to the BioParty taking place the day 1 of BioFIT, on December 4thWelcome Evening will be organised the day before BioFIT, on Monday 3rd December 2018, in Lille. You are cordially invited (for free) to join us, so please save the date!

lille grand palais

1 boulevard des Citées-Unies
59777 Lille – FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)3 20 14 15 16
Fax: +33 (0)3 20 14 14 14

How to Get to Lille

Six motorways lead to Lille:

A1 from Paris (220 km)
A22 / E17 from Ghent (75 km), Antwerp (125 km) and Amsterdam (290 km)
A23 from Valenciennes (53 km)
A25 from Dunkerque (80 km) and the A26 from Calais (110 km)
A27 / E42 from Brussels (110 km)


Several taxi companies operate in Lille. Receipts are issued on demand.
Taxi Union: +33 (0)3 20 06 06 06
Taxi Gare Lille: +33 (0)3 20 06 64 00
Taxi Rihour: +33 (0)3 20 55 20 56

Lille has street level car parks offering about 20,000 parking spaces as well as several metro car parks in the city centre,
in addition to on-street pay-and-display ticket parking.
The rate generally varies between €1.30 to €1.60 an hour, depending on the location.

There are also 7 park-and-ride centres located at key metro stations, accessible with a ticket Pass Pass: Porte d’Arras, Porte des Postes, CHRB Calmette, Saint Philibert, Les Près, Triolo, 4 Cantons, as well as one paid bus parking lots (Champ de Mars), which provide a free ride downtown on the bus 12 upon presentation of your parking voucher.
A free car park for coaches is located on the Boulevard de Leeds (Lille Europe train station).

The coaches can also park on the Champ de Mars (with charge).
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle offers a fast and frequent service from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes and with up to 4 shuttle departures an hour.
Lille is only an hour and a half drive from the Eurotunnel Calais Terminal on the A26 motorway.

For more information :
08443 35 35 35 (from the UK) or 0810 63 03 04 (from France).

Situated just 400 metres from one another, Lille’s two train stations are located in the city centre and are served by both the subway and the tram.
Lille Flandres Station: TER regional trains and direct TGV service to Paris.
Lille Europe Station: Eurostar service to London and Brussels, direct TGV service to Roissy Airport, Paris and all major French cities.
Brussels: 36 mn, 17 TGV and Eurostar trains a day
Paris: 1h, 22 direct TGVs a day
London: 90 mn
Genève: 5h
Lyon: 3h, 9 direct TGVs a day
Rennes: 3h40, 3 direct TGVs a day
Marseille: 4h30, 6 direct TGVs a day
Bordeaux: 4h30, 3 direct TGVs a day
Montpellier: 5h, 3 direct TGVs a day
Strasbourg: 3h20

For more information:
SNCF trains and TGVs: SNCF (Tel: +33 (0) 892 35 35 39 (0.34 EUR inc. VAT/min))
Eurostar / SNCB (Belgian trains)
TGV Lyria (to Switzerland)
TER (regional trains in the Nord-Pas de Calais)
WiFi Hot spot in the station Lille Flandres..

The Lille-Lesquin International Airport is located 10 km from Lille city centre. It serves more than 70 national and international destinations.

Lille Lesquin International Airport
Tel: 0891 673 210

Shuttle service from the airport to the city centre (bus stop sign “Liaison aéroport” outside the Euralille shopping center) is available. Length of ride: 20mn.

Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

Event: BioFIT 2018
ID Code: 32932AF
Travel Valid Period: 29 November 2018 to 10 December 2018
Event location: LILLE

Please visit the event website or access directly through


Rent a car 

113 rue du Molinel – Lille
+33 (0)3 20 40 20 20
Open from Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to noon and from 2.00pm to 6.15pm, Saturday from 8.00am to noon and from 2.00pm to 5.30pm


11 parvis de Rotterdam – Lille
0820 00 74 98

Renault Rent

1 route de Vendeville – Faches Thumesnil
+33 (0)3 20 88 59 59
Open from Monday to Friday from 8.15am to noon and from 1.30pm to 7.00pm. Agencies in Faches-Thumesnil, La Madeleine, Roubaix and Villeneuve d’Ascq.


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