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Duration 5h 2m
Distance 306 miles
Average price £226
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Paris and Cardiff takes 5h 2m and the fastest train takes 4h 58m. The train service runs several times per day from Paris to Cardiff. 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. Paris Nord
  2. London Paddington
  3. Cardiff
4h 53m
£156 - £376

Paris to Cardiff train times

Trains run twice daily between Paris and Cardiff. The earliest departure is at 09:13 in the morning, and the last departure from Paris is at 17:13 which arrives into Cardiff at 21:16. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 2m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Cardiff Central via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Paris and Cardiff is 306 miles.

Paris to Cardiff train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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Paris to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 6:33 AM in Paris and 5:33 AM in Cardiff.

There are 678+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £75 per night.

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