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There are 6 ways to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe Dunkerque - Lille Europe / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$103 - $146

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Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Ghent 1753
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...

$19 - $32

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Train via Lille Flandres  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$104 - $146

Bus, ferry, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
  2. Take the bus from Brugge, Station to Breskens, Veerhaven 42
  3. Take the ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg Wsf
  4. Take the train from Vlissingen to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Amsterdam 203.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

$118 - $339

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The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dunkirk to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Amsterdam is 228 km. The road distance is 325.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Dunkirk to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue station.

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Dunkirk to Amsterdam train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Dunkerque station.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Dunkirk to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 142.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Dunkirk, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Dunkirk to Amsterdam via Lille Europe in around 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dunkirk to Amsterdam via Ghent in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Dunkerque to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Dunkerque to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Vlissingen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$66 - $68
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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 Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Brugge, Station to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Station perron 9 to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Dunkirk to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Dunkirk to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunkirk to Amsterdam is 326 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Dunkirk to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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