There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Dunkirk by train, bus, rideshare, taxi 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  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue 1753 / ...

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to Dunkerque 26.9 miles

$5

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Calais to Dunkirk 27.8 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Dunkirk 27.8 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

More details

The distance between Calais and Dunkirk is 38 km. The road distance is 44.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Calais to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs .

More details

The train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque takes 43 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

More details

Calais to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Calais station.

More details

Calais to Dunkirk train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

More details

The best way to get from Calais to Dunkirk is to train which takes 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45 min.

Mode details

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

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Calais to Dunkirk.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 23.5 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Calais to Dunkirk every 3 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais to Dunkirk twice daily. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 45 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
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 Calais to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Calais to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Calais to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Allo Taxis Calais
Phone
+33 6 09 52 30 38
Website
allotaxicalais.com
Taxi Guines
Phone
+33 6 85 57 73 39

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Dunkirk is 44 km. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Calais to Dunkirk.

Get driving directions

Book your Calais to Dunkirk train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Book your Calais to Dunkirk bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 409+ hotels available in Dunkirk. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

More details

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Calais and Dunkirk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar