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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$101 - $134

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lens 804

$18 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Lille Ouibus

$32 - $49

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lens 201.1 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$114 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lens is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lens is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lens. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lens. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lens(F) via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lens is 259 km. The road distance is 321.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lens without a car is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Amsterdam to Lens, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Lens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lens train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lens is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lens.
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  • Distance: 161.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lens, Hauts-de-France, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lens via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Lens 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Amsterdam to Lens bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lens station.

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Amsterdam to Lens train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Lens(F) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lens is 322 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Amsterdam to Lens.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Lens bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Lens. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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