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There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Cardiff by train, bus, car ferry, car train, car or plane

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

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$125 - $247

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Bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Calais to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$34 - $46

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Car ferry, bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station 021 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M10 / ...

$59 - $92

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  2. Drive from Folkestone to Cardiff

$232 - $260

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

$69 - $108

Train, fly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bristol (BRS) BRU - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$159 - $471

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 9h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 200€ - 230€ and takes 4h 16m.

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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 9h 42m.

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The distance between Calais and Cardiff is 356 km.

The best way to get from Calais to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Calais to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Calais to Cardiff bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Calais station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 100€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 9h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Calais to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 222.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Cardiff via Calais-Fréthun, Gare de Calais-Fréthun, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Cardiff via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 9h 42m.

Airlines
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to London
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dover to London
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
Bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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Cardiff is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 6:09 AM in Calais and 5:09 AM in Cardiff.

Brussels Airlines, BMI Regional and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bristol Airport.

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