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from Paris to Lens

You can get from Paris to Lens by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Lens on 29 Nov we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:52Paris Gare du Nord1h15 12:07Gare de Lens
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12:22Paris Gare du Nord1h05 13:27Gare de Lens
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14:28Paris Gare du Nord1h07 15:35Gare de Lens
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16:52Paris Gare du Nord1h10 18:02Gare de Lens
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17:52Paris Gare du Nord1h15 19:07Gare de Lens
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Travel Information between Paris and Lens

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £17 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 110 miles (178 km) by coach or train from Paris to Lens. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Paris to Lens.

Travel Tips

Travel from Paris to Lens
Travel to Lens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Lens.
How do I travel between Paris and Lens?

You can travel to Lens from Paris 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lens?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lens. Tickets for a coach cost on average £17.

This is compared to other travel options to Lens:

A coach journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Lens by train, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Lens from Paris?

The fastest way to get to Lens from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lens that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h   on average.

How far is Lens from Paris?

The Paris to Lens distance is approximately 110 miles (178 km).

How many services a day are there from Paris to Lens?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lens is:

  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Lens from Paris as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Paris to Lens, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Lens?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Lens:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Lens, Place Roger Salengro.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Gare de Lens.
Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Lens?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Lens, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lens by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Paris to Lens tickets on Omio for £17.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Lens by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lens for £17 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Lens from Paris?

Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Lens with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct train with SNCF | TGV INOUI with 7 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lens as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Paris to Lens.

Where should I go next after I travel to Lens from Paris?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Lens often also extend their holiday to go to Lille, Arras or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lens and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Paris to Lens tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Paris and Lens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £17 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Lens from Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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