There are 6 ways to get from Dunkirk to Dover by taxi, car ferry, train, car train, bus or rideshare

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

Taxi, carferry  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dunkirk to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover

$97 - $121

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dunkerque to Dover 47.1 miles

$7

4 alternative options

Train, Eurotunnel, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Calais Les Fontinettes
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory

$207 - $220

Bus, carferry  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunkirk to Calais Ouibus
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover

$26 - $38

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dunkirk to Calais Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover N814

$25 - $43

Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dunkirk to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone

$282 - $306

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dunkirk to Dover. However, there are services departing from Dunkirk and arriving at Dover, Dover via Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Dover is 75 km.

The best way to get from Dunkirk to Dover without a car is to taxi and carferry which takes 2 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Dunkirk to Dover, including transfers.

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Dunkirk to Dover bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Dunkirk station.

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

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Dover is 1 h behind Dunkirk. It is currently 2:48 AM in Dunkirk and 1:48 AM in Dover.

There are 491+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Dunkirk to Dover.
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  • Distance: 46.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

What companies run services between Dunkirk, France and Dover, England?

You can take a bus from Dunkirk to Dover via Calais and Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry in around 3 h 15 min.

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 Calais Les Fontinettes
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Dunkirk to Calais
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
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 Dunkerque to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Dunkirk to Calais
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Cotaxi
Phone
+33 3 28 66 73 00
Torney Philippe
Phone
+33 3 28 21 15 43

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