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There are 9 ways to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Lens(F) to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$141 - $159

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Bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Lens to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Saint-Étienne 747 / ...

$37 - $61

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Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$135 - $168

Train via Arras(F)  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$143 - $170

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lens to Saint-Étienne 455.3 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lens(F) to Lille Flandres
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$104 - $348

Train to Paris CDG, fly, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$116 - $340

Train to Paris Orly, fly, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$129 - $355

Train, train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lens(F) to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$123 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne is to train which costs 120€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lens to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Lens and arriving at Saint-Étienne via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lens to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Lens(F) and arriving at St Etienne Châteaucreux via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Lens and Saint-Étienne is 568 km. The road distance is 728.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 120€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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Lens to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lens station.

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Lens to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lens(F) station.

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The best way to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 120€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Lens to Saint-Étienne.
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  • Distance: 354.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Lens to Saint-Étienne via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lens to Saint-Étienne via Paris Centre - Bercy and Paris, Paris in around 11 h 21 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $80
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Arras(F) to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Arras(F) to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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 Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Lens(F) to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$15 - $24
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $68
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
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 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 Paris, Paris to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lens to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saint-Étienne station.

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Lens to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at St Etienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lens to Saint-Étienne is 728 km. It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to drive from Lens to Saint-Étienne.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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