There are 3 ways to get from Paris to Dunkirk by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque Tgv / ...

35€ - 70€

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Dunkerque 6001

21€ - 30€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Dunkirk 294 km

35€ - 55€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Dunkirk is to train which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 2h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Dunkerque. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Paris and Dunkirk is 242 km. The road distance is 294 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 35€ - 70€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Paris to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Dunkirk is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 4h.

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  • Distance: 242 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque 5 times a day. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 12m. SNCF also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to Dunkerque twice daily. Tickets cost 21€ - 30€ and the journey takes 4h.

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.

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Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 70€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Paris to Dunkirk bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Dunkerque station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Dunkirk is 294 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Paris to Dunkirk.

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