Where to Eat in Dunkirk
See our restaurants section
for a listing of some of the many options available in and around Dunkirk.Events in and around Dunkirk
The Carnival. This lasts for nearly three months from January to March. Common themes are fish and fishermen.
The sailing event, The Tour de France à la Voile starts in Dunkirk and finishes in Nice.
In October, the first weekend of the month boasts an Oyster Festival, while the last weekend of that month hosts a Wine and Beer Festival. Getting to Dunkirk
All that’s left to plan now is how you will get to Dunkirk and how you will travel around Dunkirk itself. There are several ways you can travel to Dunkirk.By Train
-You can board a train from St. Pancras International, then get the Eurostar 9114 towards Amsterdam Central. From the Brussels South railway station, take the TGV 9830 towards Marseille-St-Charles. Then, at Lille Europe board the TER 844509 towards Dunkerque. From the Gare de Dunkerque, it’s a 10-minute walk into the town itself. By Bus
- Euro lines FR operates a bus from London to Dunkirk twice a day. The journey usually takes around 4 hours 50 minutes.By Plane
- There are no direct flight in operation between London to Dunkirk. Therefore, the usual practice is travel to Dunkirk from London via Exeter or Manchester. This makes the typical flight duration around 1 hour 43 minutes.By Car
- To get to Dunkirk by car from London you can travel to the Eurotunnel. First drive approximately 67 miles to Folkestone to get the Eurotunnel to Calais-Fréthun (25 minutes). The train runs every 30 minutes. From Calais-Fréthun. It’s about a 35 minute drive to Dunkirk.
You can also drive to the ferry at Dover from London. It’s around a 1 hour 35 minute drive from London to Dover. The car ferry from Dover to Calais takes 1 hour 30 minutes. From Calais, it’s about a 35 minute drive to Dunkirk.
When you arrive in Dunkirk itself there is a local bus service you can use to get around if you choose not to take your car with you. There is also a shuttle bus that operates in the summer.
Here at the Dunkirk Guide we’ve hopefully given you a flavour of what Dunkirk has to offer and encouraged you to explore some of the great attractions Dunkirk has to offer. We’ve detailed some of the tours you can enjoy and talked about some of the main attractions of the town, including the Port Museum.
In addition, we’ve listed some of the restaurants, hotels and eateries you can take advantage of during your stay. We’ve also highlighted some of the many shopping opportunities to be had both in and around Dunkirk. We’ve also mentioned some of the annual events held in Dunkirk. Finally, we have offered travel-related tips on the ways you can get to Dunkirk which hopefully make it easier for you to plan your trip.
We hope this website has intrigued you and heightened your interest in this fascinating town. What more is there to think about? Don’t delay. Start planning a trip to Dunkirk today.