Coming to Lens

By car

The town of Lens is linked to a large network of motorways that make it easy to get to the surrounding towns and villages:

  • Nationale 25 (A-road) from Arras to Lille
  • Nationale 43 from Hénin-Beaumont to Béthune
  • Départementale 947 (B-road) to la Bassée

Lens is linked to the major motorways by the A21 and A211 that encircle the town:

  • A1 (Lille-Paris)
  • A26 (Calais-Reims)

By train

Lens station has links with a large number of regional destinations. It is also a station on the main inter-city lines such as the Paris-Dunkirk TGV (high speed train) line. You can check out the train timetables on the SNCF website.

By bus

The bus station of Lens is the main station for the bus routes that go out to many of the neighbouring towns and villages. You can check out the bus timetables on  the TADAO website.

By plane

The international airport of Lille-Lesquin (link to dedicated website) is the closest to Lens. Situated next to the A1 motorway, it is under 30 minutes from Lens.