Dunkirk to Calais by train

  • First train
    07:08
  • Last train
    20:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    59m
  • Distance
    37 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 50m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Dunkirk to Calais by train

Fast trains from Dunkirk to Calais take around 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 37 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dunkirk and Calais.

1. Are there direct trains from Dunkirk to Calais?

Journeys between Dunkirk and Calais usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Dunkirk to Calais every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Dunkirk to Calais?

The Dunkirk to Calais train travel time is normally about 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Dunkirk to Calais train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Calais is usually scheduled to depart Dunkirk around 05:56 and the last train is around 20:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dunkirk around 07:08, and the last at 21:34.

When to book Dunkirk to Calais train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dunkirk to Calais by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dunkirk and Calais?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dunkirk to Calais, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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