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Train Information from Brussels to Dunkirk

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV, SNCB, Thalys, SNCF | TER, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF | TGV

Trains from Brussels to Dunkirk cover the 86 miles (139 km) long route taking on average 1 h 34 min with our travel partners like TGV, SNCB, Thalys, SNCF | TER, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF | TGV. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $25 (€21), but the average price of train tickets is $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Dunkerque.

Train companies

Travel with Thalys, TGV and SNCB between Brussels and Dunkirk

Travel between Brussels and Dunkirk from $25 (€21) with Omio’s train partners Thalys, TGV and SNCB! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Brussels to Dunkirk with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys tickets between Brussels and Dunkirk are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Thalys from Brussels to Dunkirk all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thalys train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 86 miles (139 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Brussels to Dunkirk routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Brussels to Dunkirk train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Dunkirk with Thalys!

    Thalys has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Brussels to Dunkirk:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Brussels to Dunkirk
    Travel by train to Dunkirk easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Dunkirk.
    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Dunkirk from Brussels?

    Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Dunkirk, France by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter France from Belgium?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Brussels?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dunkirk, France?

    All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Dunkirk from Brussels as this information can change.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Belgium from Dunkirk, France?

    Return travel from France to Belgium is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Brussels from Dunkirk?

    Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Dunkirk?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

    The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/1/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Brussels from Dunkirk.

    How much are cheap trains between Brussels and Dunkirk?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Dunkirk from Brussels for as low as $25 (€21)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket to Dunkirk from Brussels?
    The Brussels to Dunkirk train ticket price is on average $36 (€30)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
    How far is Brussels to Dunkirk by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Dunkirk from Brussels by train to be approximately 86 miles (139 km).
    How long is the train ride between Brussels and Dunkirk?
    The train time between Brussels and Dunkirk is on average 1 h 34 min  for the 86 miles (139 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Brussels and Dunkirk by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from Brussels to Dunkirk do I depart from? Which Dunkirk train station from Brussels do I arrive in?

    Omio customers book a train from Bruxelles-Midi   to Dunkerque   most frequently for this route.

    Where do I find the Brussels train station to Dunkirk? Where is the Dunkirk train station?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Bruxelles-Midi and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Dunkirk most often arrive at Dunkerque and need to travel around 0.4 miles (683 m) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Brussels to Dunkirk?
    For the trip from Brussels to Dunkirk you can take a train with TGV, SNCB, Thalys, SNCF | TER, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF | TGV. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Brussels to Dunkirk on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains are there from Brussels to Dunkirk a day?
    On average, there are 16 trains a day from Brussels to Dunkirk. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Brussels to Dunkirk? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Brussels at 5: 17 AM. The last train leaves from Brussels at 6: 17 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Brussels to Dunkirk and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    When should I buy the Brussels to Dunkirk train for the best deals on tickets?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Brussels to Dunkirk is on average $36 (€30) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Dunkirk from Brussels available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Brussels is Bruxelles-Midi. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bruxelles-Midi for your journey from Brussels to Dunkirk.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +32 25282828
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
    Metro lines: 1, 5
    Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)