There are 5 ways to get from Lens to Paris by train, bus, rideshare 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.

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Lens(F) to Paris Nord Tgv

$40 - $50

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lens to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus / ...

$7 - $20

3 alternative options

Train via Arras(F)  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lens(F) to Arras(F) Tgv
  2. Take the train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord Tgv

$50 - $66

Rideshare  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lens to Paris 122.3 miles

$14 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Lens to Paris 122.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lens to Paris is to bus which costs 6€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lens to Paris is to train which costs 37€ - 43€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lens and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lens(F) and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Lens and Paris is 179 km. The road distance is 196.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lens to Paris without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs 37€ - 43€.

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The train from Lens(F) to Paris Nord takes 1 h 13 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Lens to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lens station.

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Lens to Paris train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lens(F) station.

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The best way to get from Lens to Paris is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs 37€ - 43€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Lens to Paris.
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  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

TGV operates a train from Lens to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lens to Paris once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lens(F) to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lens(F) to Arras(F)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $26
Train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lens(F) to Arras(F)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$12 - $20
Bus operators
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 Lens to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lens to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lens to Paris
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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