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Trains to Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a tiny village in Kent, close to the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury and the busy market town of Faversham. Visitors to Kent will find the sleepy village of Dunkirk an ideal base for exploring the Kent Downs, the local market gardens, the seaside resorts of Margate and Broadstairs, and it is also within easy reach of London by train or bus. Selling train station is the closest one to Dunkirk and is situated on the Chatham Main Line.

Which is the main train station in Dunkirk?

The closest train station for Dunkirk is Selling, and all train services are operated by Southeastern. The quickest journeys from London to Selling take one hour 20 minutes and are direct. There is no train station at Dunkirk, so passengers generally take a cab for this short two-mile journey. Stagecoach bus services run from Canterbury to Dunkirk, so passengers may find it more convenient to travel to Canterbury railway station.    

Which train companies offer trains to Dunkirk?

Southeastern Rail provides train services to Dunkirk and passengers can alight at the nearby village of Selling or at Canterbury railway station. The Number 3 Stagecoach bus runs to Dunkirk and departs from Canterbury bus station.

Why travel by train to Dunkirk?

Travelling by train to Dunkirk in Kent is by far the most relaxing option for most passengers. Southeastern operates regular, scheduled train services from London Victoria, so travellers will arrive in Dunkirk within 80 minutes of London departures. It's easy to get to London from any area of the UK and from all the London airports.

Before you travel to Dunkirk by train - good to know!

Visitors to Dunkirk will find Leeds Castle and Canterbury are unmissable attractions located close to Dunkirk village. Some lesser-known local Kent attractions include taking a steam train trip from Hythe to Dungeness and visiting Walmer Castle and grounds, which used to belong to the Duke of Wellington. It's possible to use public transport for the entire journey from London to Dunkirk, Kent. Passengers will need to catch a train from London Victoria or Charing Cross to Canterbury East or West, and can then take scheduled Stagecoach bus services to Dunkirk village. Alternatively, alighting at Selling train station means a short walk of two miles or passengers can call for a taxi on arrival at the train station.


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