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I need to get from Brussels to Lille airport. I can easily and cheaply get to Tournai by train.

From Tournai I will need to get to the airport, but I would like to spend the day in Lille.

What are the cheapest options for that?

I found there is train connection and a shuttle to the airport, but I was trying to find other options as I have enough time.

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    Does your cheap train allow you to go to Mouscron instead of Tournai? From Mouscron you are very close to the final stop CH Dron of the Lille metro transpole.fr/fr/metro_tram/lignes-metro.aspx. It is about 4km from Mouscron station to CH Dron which you could walk. There also is a bus connecting both. Oct 6, 2016 at 9:04
  • @ptityeti might be possible yes. I assumed tournai would be the closest since that's where the belgium rail system tells me I should pick another train.
    – nsn
    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:33
  • I'd suggest taking the direct slow train from Brussels to Courtrai / Kortrijk, then train from there to Lille (cheap "trampoline" tickets available for the cross-border hop, if you can't get a cheap through ticket), then bus to the airport when you're done seeing the city
    – Gagravarr
    Oct 6, 2016 at 11:46
  • @Gagravarr Trampline allows unlimited travel. A single ticket from the last Belgian station to Lille will be cheaper if you want just one way. Oct 6, 2016 at 13:03
  • What does the trampline allow? Also bus? Would the shuttle to the airport be included?
    – nsn
    Oct 6, 2016 at 17:17

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From Tournai to Lille, you can use the train. It takes 30 minutes and costs less than 10 €.

Lille airport isn't far from Lille downtown. There is a shuttle from Lille railway station to the Lille Lesquin airport. It takes about 20 minutes and costs 8 €.

I believe those are the cheapest options and it still allows you to visit the city as Lille Grand Place is just 10-15 minutes walking distance from the railway stations.

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