There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Dunkirk by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque

$52 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque Ouibus

$7 - $11

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dunkirk 97.3 miles

$20 - $30

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Dunkirk via Lille Europe Eurostar and Lille Flandres in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Dunkirk via Lille in around 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Dunkirk is 140 km. The road distance is 156 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Dunkirk is to drive which takes 1 h 33 min and costs 17€ - 26€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Brussels to Dunkirk, including transfers.