There are 5 ways to get from Lille to Lens by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens Ter

8€ - 14€

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Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Lens 37.9 km

3€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Lens BlaBlaBus

6€ - 9€

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lille to Lens 39.2 km

85€ - 110€

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Lens 39.2 km

4€ - 7€

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Lens is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Lens is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Lens. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at Lens. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Lille and Lens is 28 km. The road distance is 39.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Lens without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs 8€ - 14€.

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The train from Lille Flandres to Lens takes 41 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lille to Lens bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Lens train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Lens.
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  • Distance: 27.6 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Lille Flandres to Lens hourly. Tickets cost 8€ - 14€ and the journey takes 41 min. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Lille to Lens twice daily. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lille Flandres to Lens
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
3€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Taxi Union
Phone
+33 1 41 27 66 99
Website
g7.fr
Taxi Lille Metropole
Phone
+33 6 23 49 24
Website
taxis-lille-metropole.fr
Centrale Taxi Lille
Phone
+33 6 0 53 40 02
Website
centrale-taxi-lille.fr

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The best way to get from Lille to Lens is to train which takes 41 min and costs 8€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 45 min.

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Lille to Lens bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lens station.

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Lille to Lens train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Lens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Lens is 39 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Lille to Lens.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lille and Lens. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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