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Lille-Flandres to Lens by train

It takes an average of 1h 26m to travel from Lille-Flandres to Lens by train, over a distance of around 18 miles (29 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Lille-Flandres to Lens and tickets for this journey start from €2.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 41m
Price€2.50 - €143
Distance18 miles (29 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationLille-Flandres
Arrival stationLens
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Lille-Flandres to Lens train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille-Flandres to Lens for martedì 11º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:47 12:46 59m, direct
12:09 12:50 41m, direct
12:27 13:37 1h 10m, 1 change
12:47 13:46 59m, direct
13:47 14:46 59m, direct
14:13 15:48 1h 35m, 1 change
15:09 15:53 44m, direct
15:47 16:46 59m, direct
16:09 16:50 41m, direct
16:27 17:37 1h 10m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Lille-Flandres to Lens

You can travel from Lille-Flandres to Lens on TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Lille-Flandres to Lens

Train tickets from Lille-Flandres to Lens start at €2.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €8.20.
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Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lille-Flandres to Lens by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lille-Flandres to Lens? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lille-Flandres to Lens take?

The average journey time by train between Lille-Flandres and Lens is 1 hour and 26 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lille-Flandres and Lens by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille-Flandres to Lens is 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille-Flandres to Lens cost?

Train tickets from Lille-Flandres to Lens can start from as little as €2.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lille-Flandres to Lens?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lille-Flandres to Lens without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from Lille-Flandres to Lens. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lille-Flandres to Lens leave?

The first train from Lille-Flandres to Lens leaves at 06:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lille-Flandres to Lens leave?

The last train from Lille-Flandres to Lens leaves at 21:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lille-Flandres and Lens by train?

Trains travelling from Lille-Flandres to Lens cover a distance of around 18 miles (29 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lens to Lille-Flandres.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille-Flandres to Lens for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 28/07/2020 for travel on 25/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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