There are 5 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via Lille  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Ter / ...

57€ - 383€

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Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Dunkerque N819

11€ - 14€

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to La Panne / De Panne Ic / ...

28€ - 34€

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk 166.3 km

20€ - 30€

Towncar  •  1h 35m

  1. Take a town car from Brussels Airport to Dunkirk 166.3 km

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Airport and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Dunkerque via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Dunkirk is 148 km. The road distance is 166.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk without a car is to train via Lille which takes 3h 31m and costs 55€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Lille Europe in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport to Dunkerque once daily. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 19€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 25€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to La Panne / De Panne
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 20€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 16€
1st Class
20€ - 23€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels Airport to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels Airport to Dunkirk

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk is to train via Lille which takes 3h 31m and costs 55€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 3h 40m.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk is 166 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk.

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Book your Brussels Airport (BRU) to Dunkirk bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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