There are 12 ways to get from Liverpool to Dunkirk by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, taxi, car ferry or plane

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 via Lille Europe  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Tgv

$182 - $341

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque

$80 - $111

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Train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est
  3. Take the train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque

$175 - $299

Train, bus  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$114 - $170

Drive, Eurotunnel, taxi  •  5 h 40 min

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

$309 - $356

Drive, carferry  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$93 - $137

Train to Manchester, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$123 - $343

Train to Manchester, fly to Charleroi, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$93 - $332

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam (AMS) MAN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$153 - $367

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$146 - $431

Fly Liverpool to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Paris CDG (CDG) LPL - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$113 - $444

Fly Liverpool to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam (AMS) LPL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque

$143 - $384

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Dunkerque via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Dunkerque via London St. Pancras International and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Dunkirk is 281 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Liverpool to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Dunkirk bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Dunkirk train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Dunkirk is 1 h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 2:43 PM in Liverpool and 3:43 PM in Dunkirk.

Map of how to get from Liverpool to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Dunkirk via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Europe in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $320
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 - $39
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Europe to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators
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 London to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Calais to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Allo Taxis Calais
Phone
+33 6 09 52 30 38
Website
allotaxicalais.com
Taxi Guines
Phone
+33 6 85 57 73 39

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Liverpool to Dunkirk train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport.

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