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There are 4 ways to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Ghent 1753
  2. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$15 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 1753
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to Antwerp Ouibus

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal

$57 - $103

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Antwerp 103 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dunkirk to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue and arriving at Antwerp via Bruges. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal via Lille Europe Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Antwerp is 143 km. The road distance is 164.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 49m and costs 13€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Antwerp is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs 7€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 3h 36m.

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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Dunkirk to Antwerp via Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and Bruges in around 3h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dunkirk to Antwerp via Lille Europe, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 3h 36m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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
31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

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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
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 Bruges to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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Dunkirk to Antwerp bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Dunkirk to Antwerp train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunkirk to Antwerp is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Dunkirk to Antwerp.

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