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from Brussels to Lens

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Travel Information between Brussels and Lens

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€26) • 1 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | TER

Take a train to travel 72 miles (116 km) between Brussels and Lens. SNCF | TER is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Lens.

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Travel from Brussels to Lens
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Is cross-border travel to Lens, France from Brussels, Belgium currently allowed?

Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Lens, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lens from Brussels restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lens, France from Brussels?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lens, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 10/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Lens closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Brussels, Belgium from Lens, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Lens, France?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Brussels from Lens?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Brussels from Lens here.

How do I go from Brussels to Lens?

Travel between Brussels and Lens by taking a train.

What is the quickest way from Brussels to Lens?

Going by train is the quickest way from Brussels to Lens with an average travel time of 1 h 42 min.

What is the distance between Brussels and Lens?

The distance is approximately 72 miles (116 km) from Brussels to Lens.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Lens?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Lens is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Brussels and in Lens?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Brussels to Lens:

  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Gare de Lens.
Which travel companies can take me from Brussels to Lens?

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

  • SNCF | TER can get you to Lens by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Brussels to Lens for $32 (€26) on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Brussels and Lens ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Brussels to Lens don't make Lens their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lens are Paris, Lille or Arras, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lens to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Brussels to Lens online to get the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost on average $32 (€26) one way.

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

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