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There are 4 ways to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels by train, bus 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. Take the train from Lens to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 1 bus from LENS - Gymnase Hochman to HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station

2 alternative options

Train via Tournai

  1. Take the train from Lens to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.

Drive

  1. Drive from Louvre-Lens to Brussels

Louvre-Lens to Brussels by walk, bus and train

The journey time between Louvre-Lens and Brussels is around 4h 8m and covers a distance of around 152 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 41m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by TADAO, SNCF, Blablabus and others, the Louvre-Lens to Brussels service departs from Louvre-Lens and arrives in Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. Typically 56 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 27m
Layover time:
1h 41m
Total time:
4h 8m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 39m
Journey distance:
152 km
Services per week:
56
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:11
Last service departs at:
23:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Louvre-Lens to Brussels walk, bus and train schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Louvre-Lens to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Lens and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Louvre-Lens and Brussels is 119 km. The road distance is 142.7 km.

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The best way to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 43m and costs €30 - €350.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels, including transfers.

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Louvre-Lens to Brussels train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lens station.

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The best way to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 43m and costs €30 - €350. Alternatively, you can line 1 bus and bus, which costs €14 - €30 and takes 4h 20m.

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Louvre-Lens to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Louvre-Lens to Brussels is 143 km. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Louvre-Lens to Brussels.

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Map of how to get from Louvre-Lens to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 118.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 43m

What companies run services between Louvre-Lens, France and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Louvre-Lens to Brussels via Lens, Lille Flandres, and Lille Europe in around 2h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Louvre-Lens to Brussels via LENS - Gymnase Hochman, HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare, Henin Beaumont, Lille Flandres, and Lille in around 4h 20m.

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 Lens to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €20
Bus operators
TADAO
Phone
+33 810 00 11 78
Email
accueil@tadao.fr
Website
tadao.fr
Bus from LENS - Gymnase Hochman to HENIN-BEAUMONT - Gare
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
TADAO
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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