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

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Lens Ouibus

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Lens Lens - Lille Flandres / ...

$13 - $19

Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Lens 23.7 miles

$3

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lille to Lens 24.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Lens 24.5 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Lens is to bus which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Lens is to taxi which costs 55€ - 65€ 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 Gare de Lille Flandres and arriving at Gare de Lens. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 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 bus which takes 45 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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The bus from Lille to Lens takes 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Lille to Lens train services, operated by Sncf Ter, depart from Gare de Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Lens is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 1€ - 3€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Lens.
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  • Distance: 17.2 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Lille to Lens twice daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Sncf Ter operates a train from Lille to Lens hourly, and the journey takes 47 min. SNCF also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Lens
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
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 Lille to Lens
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Ouibus
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 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
$60 - $75
Taxi Union
Phone
+33 892 70 16 10
Taxi Lille Metropole
Phone
+33 6 14 30 30 30

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

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Lille to Lens train services, operated by Sncf Ter, arrive at Gare de 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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There are 246+ hotels available in Lens. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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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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