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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Dunkirk by train, bus or car

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Train Eurostar  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Dunkerque - Lille Europe / ...

$51 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$10 - $17

2 alternative options

Train via Gare de Tournai  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Dunkerque Dunkerque - Lille Flandres / ...

$39 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dunkirk 97.3 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Dunkirk is 140 km. The road distance is 155.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Brussels to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Brussels to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Dunkirk train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 40€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 87.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Dunkirk via Gare de Lille Europe and Lille Europe in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Dunkirk twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Dunkirk is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Brussels to Dunkirk.

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

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