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There are 6 ways to get from Brighton to Dunkirk by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, taxi or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$92 - $198

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Bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$19 - $28

4 alternative options

Train via Ashford International  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  3. Take the train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque

$87 - $133

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station 025 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkirk

$67 - $97

Drive, Eurotunnel, taxi  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take a taxi from Calais to Dunkirk

$266 - $290

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Brighton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Dunkirk

$53 - $78

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Dunkirk is to bus which costs £14 - £22 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Dunkirk is to drive and Eurotunnel and taxi which costs £200 - £230 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Dunkirk via London and Calais. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Dunkerque via London St. Pancras International and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Dunkirk is 111 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Brighton to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Brighton to Dunkirk bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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Brighton to Dunkirk train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Dunkirk is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £22 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Brighton to Dunkirk via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Europe in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Dunkirk via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Calais in around 9 h 43 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
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 Calais Ville to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Calais to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Allo Taxis Calais
Phone
+33 6 09 52 30 38
Website
allotaxicalais.com
Taxi Guines
Phone
+33 6 85 57 73 39

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Brighton to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Dunkirk is 1 h ahead of Brighton. It is currently 7:11 AM in Brighton and 8:11 AM in Dunkirk.

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

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There are 408+ hotels available in Dunkirk. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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