There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Cardiff by train, bus, night bus, car train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Est

$130 - $258

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. National Express / ...

$15 - $45

3 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Ouibus

$83 - $153

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4 h 4 min

$220 - $245

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 5 min

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Calais, France and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Calais to Cardiff via Calais-Fréthun, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Cardiff via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 9 h 29 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$90 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Cardiff is 356 km.

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to Eurotunnel and drive which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 180€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Calais to Cardiff, including transfers.