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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Jurbise Ic / ...

62€ - 87€

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Train #2  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Jurbise Ic / ...

30€ - 87€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Mons 400

44€ - 73€

Bus, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Brussels - Eurolines
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Jurbise Ic / ...

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lens 165.5 miles

35€ - 55€

Fly, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Jurbise

67€ - 229€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lens is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lens is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 44m.

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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 via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Jurbise. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lens is 213 km. The road distance is 264.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lens without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Amsterdam to Lens, including transfers.

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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 3h 45m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Amsterdam to Lens train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Jurbise station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lens.
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  • Distance: 133.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lens, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lens via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Jurbise in around 3h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Lens via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Bruxelles, Nord, Mons, and Mons in around 5h 57m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Jurbise
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Jurbise
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Jurbise
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 21€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Mons
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Amsterdam to Brussels - Eurolines
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
starbus.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lens is 265 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Amsterdam to Lens.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Lens. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 6€ - 13€.

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