There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Lens 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.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lens(F) Tgv

$40 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Opera to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle Roissybus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris CDG to Lens 755

$26 - $37

2 alternative options

Train SNCF  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amiens Ic
  2. Take the train from Amiens to Arras(F)

$35 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lens 123.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Paris and Lens is 179 km. The road distance is 198 km.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lens is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Paris to Lens is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs 37€ - 43€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Lens(F). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Lens. However, there are services departing from Opera and arriving at Lens via Paris, Paris CDG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

The train from Paris Nord to Lens(F) takes 1 h 16 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

TGV operates a train from Paris to Lens every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lens via Aeroport Charles De Gaulle and Paris, Paris CDG in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lens(F)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Amiens to Arras(F)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Opera to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
ratp.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris CDG to Lens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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