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There are 5 ways to get from Dunkirk to Hastings by car ferry, car, train or car train

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  2. Drive from Dover to Hastings

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Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Calais Ville
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

3 alternative options

Train via Ashford

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
  4. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

Train

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Take the train from London Charing Cross to St Leonards Warrior Square

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Hastings
France → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from France

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

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

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hastings is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hastings is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Hastings is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Hastings is to train and car ferry which costs €50 - €110 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Hastings is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs €170 - €180 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Hastings via Lille Europe, St Pancras International and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Hastings is 80 miles.

The best way to get from Dunkirk to Hastings without a car is to train via Ashford which takes 5h 17m and costs €130 - €450.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Dunkirk to Hastings, including transfers.

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

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Hastings is 1h behind Dunkirk. It is currently 11:21 AM in Dunkirk and 10:21 AM in Hastings.

Dunkirk to Hastings train services, operated by Southern Service, arrive at Hastings station.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Hastings. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Dunkirk to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 80 miles
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

You can take a train from Dunkirk to Hastings via Lille Europe, London St Pancras Eurostar, St Pancras International, and Ashford International in around 5h 17m.

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.

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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
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£9 - £14
Rail 1st Class
£15 - £23
Train from Dunkerque to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£6 - £9
Rail 1st Class
£11 - £17
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £50
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£26 - £40
1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from London Charing Cross to St Leonards Warrior Square
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £50
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£28 - £40
1st Class
£35 - £50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Ferry operators

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