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

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  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Tgv

$72 - $166

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Dunkerque

$62 - $121

Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque

$61 - $85

Drive, Eurotunnel, taxi  •  2 h 20 min

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

$261 - $283

Drive, carferry  •  3 h 41 min

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

$47 - $70

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Dunkirk via Calais. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between London and Dunkirk is 114 miles.

The best way to get from London to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from London to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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

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London to Dunkirk train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Dunkirk is to train which takes 3 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 15 min.

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London to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Dunkirk is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 5:52 AM in London and 6:52 AM in Dunkirk.

Map of how to get from London to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 113.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

You can take a train from London to Dunkirk via Lille Europe Eurostar and Lille Europe in around 3 h. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Dunkirk once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
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
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
$37 - $39
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
$23 - $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
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
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 - $90
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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London to Dunkirk train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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