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There are 4 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  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Lens Lens - Lille Flandres / ...

$36 - $53

Cheapest option

Shuttle, train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport to Lille Gare Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$19 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 43 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

$20 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

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

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 22 min.

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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 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Lens is 115 km. The road distance is 136.9 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens, including transfers.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens bus services, operated by TEC, depart from GOSSELIES Calvaire station.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lille station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is 137 km. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens via CHARLEROI Sud Quai 01, Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid, Tournai / Doornik, Gare de Tournai, and Gare de Lille Flandres in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens via BRUXELLES Midi, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Lille in around 5 h 43 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $24
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 Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Lens
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Bus operators
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
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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 - $24
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
$19 - $24
Low
$6
High
$21

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