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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 22 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 Tgv

$93 - $209

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Train via Ashford International  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  4. Take the train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque

$90 - $135

Bus, train, car ferry  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$70 - $92

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 025 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque

$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

$268 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Dunkirk is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 3 h.

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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, Preston Circus and arriving at Dunkerque via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 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 22 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 22 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 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, Preston Circus station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 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 22 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $150
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$17 - $27
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southeastern
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
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, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 Lille to Dunkerque
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 - $95
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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