There are 5 ways to get from Lille to Dunkirk by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque Tgv

$18 - $26

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Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque Ouibus

$3 - $7

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Dunkerque 46.6 miles

$7

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lille to Dunkirk 45.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Dunkirk 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between Lille and Dunkirk is 65 km. The road distance is 73 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs .

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The train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque takes 1 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lille to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Dunkirk train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Dunkirk is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Lille to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Lille to Dunkirk train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Lille to Dunkirk hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. inOui TGV also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Lille to Dunkirk once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

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 Lille Flandres to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
isilines.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 Lille to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Lille to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lille to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Taxi Union
Phone
+33 892 70 16 10
Taxi Lille Metropole
Phone
+33 6 14 30 30 30

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Dunkirk is 73 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Lille to Dunkirk.

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

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