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Dunkerque to Paris by train

It takes an average of 2h 21m to travel from Dunkerque to Paris by train, over a distance of around 150 miles (242 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Dunkerque to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 59m
Price€15 - €133.70
Distance150 miles (242 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationDunkerque
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Dunkerque to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dunkerque to Paris for Tuesday 20th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
18:08 Dunkerque20:08 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7238 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, direct
18:34 Dunkerque21:14 Paris Gare du NordTER 44550 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, 1 change
18:38 Dunkerque21:14 Paris Gare du NordTER 46428 SNCF Get tickets2h 36m, 2 changes
21:11 Dunkerque23:24 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7346 SNCF Get tickets2h 13m, direct
05:12 Dunkerque07:44 Paris Gare du NordTER 44900 SNCF Get tickets2h 32m, 1 change
05:55 Dunkerque08:08 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7304 SNCF Get tickets2h 13m, direct
06:12 Dunkerque08:44 Paris Gare du NordTER 44902 SNCF Get tickets2h 32m, 1 change
06:57 Dunkerque08:59 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7208 SNCF Get tickets2h 02m, direct
08:00 Dunkerque09:59 Paris Gare du NordTER 44500 SNCF Get tickets1h 59m, 1 change
09:04 Dunkerque11:14 Paris Gare du NordTER 44502 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, 1 change

TGV and SNCF trains from Dunkerque to Paris

You can travel from Dunkerque to Paris on TGV and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Dunkerque to Paris

Train tickets from Dunkerque to Paris start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €64.94.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price54.24
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price59.82
on the day
avg. single price64.94

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dunkerque to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Dunkerque to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dunkerque to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Dunkerque and Paris is 2 hours and 21 minutes, with around 19 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dunkerque and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dunkerque to Paris is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Dunkerque to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Dunkerque to Paris can start from as little as €15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dunkerque to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dunkerque to Paris without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Dunkerque to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dunkerque to Paris leave?

The first train from Dunkerque to Paris leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dunkerque to Paris leave?

The last train from Dunkerque to Paris leaves at 21:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dunkerque and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Dunkerque to Paris cover a distance of around 150 miles (242 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Dunkerque. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Dunkerque to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dunkerque to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/10/2020 for travel on 30/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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