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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Lens by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

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

$40 - $50

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lens Ouibus

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Train via Arras(F)  •  1 h 19 min

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

$48 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lens 123.9 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lens is to bus which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lens is to train which costs 37€ - 43€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Lens. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Lens(F). Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Paris and Lens is 179 km. The road distance is 198.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lens without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 37€ - 43€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Lens(F) takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Lens is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 37€ - 43€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lens.
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  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Lens 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Lens twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Lens(F)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Paris Nord to Arras(F)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lens is 198 km. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Paris to Lens.

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