There are 4 ways to get from Antwerp to Lens by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

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

$60 - $87

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Lens Ouibus

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Kortrijk Ic
  2. Take the bus from Moeskroen SNCB/Station to Roubaix Eurotéléport Mwr
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$32 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Lens 100.5 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Lens is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Lens is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antwerp to Lens. However, there are services departing from Antwerp and arriving at Lens via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Lens. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Lens(F) via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Lens is 141 km. The road distance is 160.8 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Lens without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Antwerp to Lens, including transfers.

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

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Antwerp to Lens train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Lens is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Lens.
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  • Distance: 88.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Lens, Hauts-de-France, France?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Lens via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Antwerp to Lens via Lille in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $25
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $28
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 Antwerp to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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 Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Ouibus
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Moeskroen SNCB/Station to Roubaix Eurotéléport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
infotec.be

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Antwerp to Lens bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lens station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Lens is 161 km. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Antwerp to Lens.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Lens. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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