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There are 10 ways to get from Southampton to Lens(F) by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$91 - $203

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Bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Lille N814 / ...

$35 - $67

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille

$67 - $96

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lens(F)

$215 - $236

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lens(F)

$70 - $102

Fly Southampton to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lens(F)

$100 - $375

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$166 - $375

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe

$169 - $444

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  4. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$152 - $394

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe

$117 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Lens(F) is to bus which costs £26 - £55 and takes 10 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Lens(F) is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £190 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Lens(F). However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Lens via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Lens(F) is 189 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Lens(F) without a car is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Southampton to Lens(F), including transfers.

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Southampton to Lens(F) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Lens(F) is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £55 and takes 10 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Southampton to Lens(F) bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lille station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Lens(F).
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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Lens(F), France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Lens(F) via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Flandres in around 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Lens(F) via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Lille, and Lille Flandres in around 10 h 36 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$66 - $68
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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Contact Details
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London to Lille
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Lens(F) is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 5:39 AM in Southampton and 6:39 AM in Lens(F).

Air France and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Lens(F). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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