There are 3 ways to get from Paris to Lens by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lens Tgv / ...

30€ - 55€

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Bus  •  3h 10m

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

10€ - 15€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Lens 198.7 km

24€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lens is to bus which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lens is to train which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 1h 11m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Lens. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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The distance between Paris and Lens is 179 km. The road distance is 198.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lens without a car is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Lens takes 1h 11m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Paris to Lens bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Lens train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Nord station.

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Nord to Lens 5 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 11m. SNCF also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lens twice daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 3h 10m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Paris Nord to Lens
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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 Paris Nord to Lens
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
47€ - 52€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Paris to Lens is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 3h 10m.

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

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Paris to Lens train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lens is 199 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Paris to Lens.

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