There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Dunkerque Tgv

$88 - $120

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 814
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue 1753

$14 - $25

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Train via Lille Flandres  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Dunkerque

$88 - $120

Train, ferry, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  3. Take the bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, Station 42
  4. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Dunkirk 153.6 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Dunkerque via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Dunkirk is 176 km. The road distance is 245.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Dunkirk train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Rotterdam to Dunkirk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue station.

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

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk.
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  • Distance: 110 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Dunkirk, France?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Dunkirk via Lille Europe in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Dunkirk via Ghent in around 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Station perron 9
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Dunkirk is 246 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Rotterdam to Dunkirk.

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