Duration 5h 43m
Distance 656 km
Average price 284€
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and France takes 5h 43m and the fastest train takes 4h 37m. There is a train service every few hours from Cardiff to France. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Cardiff Central
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Paris
5h 19m
171€ - 486€

Cardiff to France train times

Trains run hourly between Cardiff and Paris. The earliest departure is at 07:50 in the morning, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 22:03 which arrives into Paris at 09:30. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, March 29, 2020

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There is widespread community transmission in France.
Last Updated: 3/11/2020 | Source: CDC

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to France. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Cardiff and France is 656 km.

Cardiff to France train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to France train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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France is 1h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 12:46 AM in Cardiff and 1:46 AM in France.

There are 67+ hotels available in France. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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