There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

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

$89 - $121

Cheapest option

Bus via Lille  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Dunkerque

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

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

$89 - $122

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Dunkerque 1753

$14 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Dunkirk 153.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 32 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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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Rotterdam to Dunkirk, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Dunkirk. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Dunkerque via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 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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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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Lille in around 4 h 22 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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 - $40
SNCF
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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 Lille Flandres to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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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 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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