There are 5 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens by train, bus, subway, 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 19 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$47 - $88

Cheapest option

Shuttle, train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$19 - $43

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 34 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

Line 68 bus, train, bus, line 2 subway  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 68 bus from Jumet Monument to Charleroi Sud Quai 01 68
  2. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Mouscron Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Moeskroen SNCB/Station to Roubaix Eurotéléport Mwr
  4. Take the line 2 subway from Eurotéléport to Lille Flandres 2
  5. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$35 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

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

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 34 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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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Lens is 115 km. The road distance is 136.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Lens, including transfers.

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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 34 min.

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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 19 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, Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 19 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 34 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
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $47
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $24
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
Bus from Jumet Monument to Charleroi Sud Quai 01
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from Moeskroen SNCB/Station to Roubaix Eurotéléport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
infotec.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 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
$5 - $24
Low
$6
High
$21

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