There are 6 ways to get from Caen to Dunkirk by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque Tgv

$100 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Calais Ouibus

$15 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque

$32 - $62

Rideshare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Dunkerque 242 miles

$30

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Dunkirk 241.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) CFR - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$470 - $2,838

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Dunkirk is to drive which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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The distance between Caen and Dunkirk is 283 km. The road distance is 387 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Caen to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Dunkerque via Calais. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Dunkerque via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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What companies run services between Caen, France and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Caen to Dunkirk via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Caen to Dunkirk every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,300
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,900
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,100
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,700
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
Bus operators
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 Caen to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Caen to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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