There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Calais by train, bus, car, car train 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. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$130 - $250

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Bus  •  8 h 36 min

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

$23 - $32

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$91 - $158

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 3 min

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

$221 - $242

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 26 min

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

$73 - $106

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Calais is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £190 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Calais is 222 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Calais. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Calais via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 8 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$90 - $110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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