Duration 7h 31m
Distance 506 km
Average price 126€
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dunkirk and Cherbourg-Octeville takes 7h 31m and the fastest train takes 5h 24m. The train service runs several times per day from Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Dunkerque
  2. Paris St Lazare
  3. Cherbourg-Octeville
6h 24m
Bookable on Rome2rio
110€ - 172€

Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville train times

Trains run five times a day between Dunkirk and Cherbourg-Octeville. The earliest departure is at 07:59 in the morning, and the last departure from Dunkirk is at 21:11 which arrives into Cherbourg-Octeville at 10:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 31m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Cherbourg via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Cherbourg-Octeville is 323 km. The road distance is 506 km.

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Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Dunkerque station.

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Dunkirk to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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