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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Dunkerque - Lille Europe / ...

$106 - $141

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Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue 1753

$22 - $36

3 alternative options

Train via Lille Flandres  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque

$106 - $141

Train, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Lille
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Dunkerque

$37 - $56

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Dunkirk 203.1 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Dunkirk is 228 km. The road distance is 325 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Dunkirk train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dunkirk is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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  • Distance: 142.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Dunkirk via Lille Europe in around 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Dunkirk via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 6 h 40 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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Amsterdam to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue station.

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Amsterdam to Dunkirk train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Dunkirk is 325 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Amsterdam to Dunkirk.

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