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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens Ter

36€ - 347€

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Brussels - Zaventem Airport > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Camphin en Pévèle - Belgique > Camphin en Pévèle - France > Lille / ...
  2. Take the line 1 bus from HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare to LENS - Gymnase Hochman 1

15€ - 29€

2 alternative options

Train via Tournai  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens Ter

19€ - 39€

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Louvre-Lens 140.6 km

15€ - 23€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Louvre-Lens is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens is to drive. Taking this option will cost 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Louvre-Lens. However, there are services departing from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and arriving at Lens via Tournai and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Brussels and Louvre-Lens is 119 km. The road distance is 140.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 35€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens, including transfers.

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Brussels to Louvre-Lens train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Louvre-Lens is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 35€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 1 bus, which costs 15€ - 30€ and takes 3h 33m.

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Brussels to Louvre-Lens train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Lens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Louvre-Lens is 141 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Brussels to Louvre-Lens.

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  • Distance: 118.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Louvre-Lens via Lille Europe, Lille Flandres, Lens, LENS - Gares - Quai 02, and LENS - Gymnase Hochman in around 2h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Louvre-Lens via Lille, Lille Flandres, Henin Beaumont, HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare, and LENS - Gymnase Hochman in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TADAO
Phone
+33 810 00 11 78
Email
accueil@tadao.fr
Website
tadao.fr
Bus from HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare to LENS - Gymnase Hochman
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
TADAO

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