There are 6 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens by train, bus, car or shuttle

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, bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lens

$42 - $77

Cheapest option

Shuttle, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport to Lille Gare Europe
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Lens Ouibus

$8 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi 365a
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus

$21 - $25

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$54 - $94

Line 68 bus, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 68 bus from Jumet Monument to Charleroi Sud Quai 01 68
  2. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Tournai
  3. Take the train from Tournai to Lille Flandres Ic
  4. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$32 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens 85.6 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium and Lens, Hauts-de-France, France?

You can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens via Bruxelles Midi, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Lille in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens via Charleroi Sud, Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Charleroi Sud to Tournai
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Tournai to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
$68 - $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 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
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 - $70
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 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from Jumet Monument to Charleroi Sud Quai 01
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
infotec.be
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport to Lille Gare Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $25
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
$5 - $25
Low
$6
High
$22

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Lens is 115 km. The road distance is 137 km.

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to drive which takes 1 h 22 min and costs 15€ - 23€.

No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens. However, there are services departing from Gosselies Calvaire and arriving at Lens via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens, including transfers.