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There are 5 ways to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe by car ferry, taxi, train, night bus, car train or car

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Recommended option

Car ferry, taxi

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take a taxi from Calais to Grande-Synthe

Cheapest option

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Dover to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Grande-Synthe

Train

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

Eurotunnel, drive

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Grande-Synthe
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International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grande-Synthe is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grande-Synthe is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Grande-Synthe is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 26 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe is to night bus and train which costs £19 - £35 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe is to car ferry and taxi which costs £90 - £120 and takes 1h 58m.

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It is approximately 70 km to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe.

The best way to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 1h 58m and costs £90 - £120.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe, including transfers.

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Grande-Synthe is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 6:17 AM in Dover and 7:17 AM in Grande-Synthe.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Grande-Synthe.
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  • Distance: 70.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

What companies run services between Dover, England and Grande-Synthe, France?

You can take a train from Dover to Grande-Synthe via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Dunkerque, and Dunkerque Gare in around 4h 43m.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Grande-Synthe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Calais to Grande-Synthe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Taxi Guines
Phone
+33 6 85 57 73 39
Taxi Delplanque
Phone
+33 3 21 82 14 29
Allo Taxis Calais
Phone
+33 6 09 52 30 38
Website
allotaxicalais.com

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