The top tip on how to drive in Lens is to branch out into the charming region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais with the comfort of a car. As with most towns nestled in rural beauty, Lens’ public transport system is minimal so avoid hanging around and get where you’re going fast. There’s also no need to purchase safety equipment legally required for taking a British car abroad when you hire with Sixt. Drive through the picturesque inland landscapes surrounding Lens to reach Normandy where narrow winding roads hug the coast and afford spectacular views of the white cliffs of Côte d’Opale.
Lens Driving Tips
First key rule to remember when in France is that they drive on the right. Important for city driving is the new legal requirement that you must stop at zebra crossings. Another general point to be aware of is that blood alcohol levels are stricter than in the UK, 0.5 mg/ml as opposed to than 0.8 mg/ml. Most of all stay safe and enjoy the drive!
- Lille Int. Airport to Lens: 39 km / 33 mins
- Lille to Stade Bollaert-Delelis: 38 km / 35 mins
- Lens to Parc de Loisirs d'Olhain: 25 km / 21 mins.
- Calais to Lens: 105 km / 1 hr
Sixt Car Hire Branches near Lens:
Lille Flandres Train Station
Place des Buisses,
Lille Europe Train Station
1 place François Mitterrand,
Parking Tips in Lens
To park up before the match there is a car park just a stroll from the Stade Bollaert-Delelis at 13A Route de Bethune. See below for the full address and more handy 24 hour inner-city parking spots.
- P1: 13A Route De Bethune
- P2: 1 Rue Maurice Carton (FREE)
- P3: Avenue Du 4 Septembre (over 7ft clearance so handy for vans)
- P4: 19 Rue Pasteur
We all know the hassle it is travelling in a group. You often end up getting separated and having to organise meet-ups. Well those that stay together, play together with minibus hire in Lens. Keep together and enjoy the drive that much more in a minibus from Sixt.
Treat yourself and upgrade from your everyday wagon and choose luxury car hire in Lens. Our roots in fine German engineering mean Sixt branches are stocked with both BMW and Mercedes-Benz.