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

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Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Paris Nord Tgv

55€ - 70€

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Bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkirk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Dunkirk > Lille > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

12€ - 21€

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dunkerque to Paris 290.7 km

19€

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Porte Maillot 294.1 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Paris is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Paris is to train which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dunkirk and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Paris is 242 km. The road distance is 294.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 55€ - 70€.

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The train from Dunkerque to Paris Nord takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Dunkirk to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Dunkirk station.

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Dunkirk to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Dunkerque station.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Paris is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 55€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 5h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Dunkirk to Paris.
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  • Distance: 242 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Dunkirk, France and Paris, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Dunkerque to Paris Nord 5 times a day. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 14m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Dunkirk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine once daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 5h 40m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Dunkerque to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dunkerque to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dunkerque to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dunkirk to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Dunkirk to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunkirk to Paris is 294 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Dunkirk to Paris.

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Book your Dunkirk to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 19761+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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