There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Cardiff by train, car ferry, bus, night bus, 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 49m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£96 - £425

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Bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Ferry to London El450 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

£16 - £32

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Car ferry, bus, night bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the bus from Dover, Eastern Docks to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M7

£44 - £69

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4h 16m

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

£167 - £187

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 21m

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

£54 - £81

Train, fly  •  7h 29m

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

£128 - £566

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to bus which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 9h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 190€ - 220€ 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, Calais Ferry and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Cardiff Central via Calais Frethun, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Calais and Cardiff is 222 miles.

The best way to get from Calais to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs 110€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Calais to Cardiff, including transfers.

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

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Calais to Cardiff train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Calais Frethun station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Cardiff is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs 110€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 9h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 222.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Cardiff via Calais Frethun, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 4h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Cardiff via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 9h 18m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais Frethun to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£250 - £290
Standard
£60 - £75
Standard Premier
£95 - £130
Train from Calais Frethun to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£250 - £290
Standard
£65 - £80
Standard Premier
£100 - £130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Single
£26 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
Bus operators
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 Dover, Eastern Docks to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
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National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £35
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Ferry to London
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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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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Cardiff is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 11:46 AM in Calais and 10:46 AM in Cardiff.

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

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Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bristol Airport.

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