There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Lens by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Est / ...

$47 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. N769 / ...

$12 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. 86 miles

$18 - $27

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Lens via Lille Europe Eurostar and Lille Flandres in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Lens twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$69 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$45 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
SNCF
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Noyelles-Godault
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Lens is 117 km. The road distance is 138 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Lens is to bus which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lens is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 15€ - 23€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Lens. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and arriving at Lens(F) via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Lens. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Lens - Gare Bus-Quai H via Noyelles-Godault - Godault and Henin-Beaumont - Mairie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Brussels to Lens, including transfers.