Duration 7h 16m
Distance 436 km
Average price 250€
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and Lens takes 7h 16m and the fastest train takes 4h 26m. The train service runs several times per day from Cardiff to Lens. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Cardiff Central
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Lens
5h 43m
170€ - 488€

Cardiff to Lens train times

Trains run every four hours between Cardiff and Lens. The earliest departure is at 12:26 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 20:26 which arrives into Lens at 12:25. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cardiff to Lens? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Lens. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Lens via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Lens is 436 km.

Cardiff to Lens train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to Lens train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Lens is 1h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 11:19 AM in Cardiff and 12:19 PM in Lens.

There are 325+ hotels available in Lens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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