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There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Dinan by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train, plane or ferry

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

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Rennes
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Dinan

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Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Dinan

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rennes
  4. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Place /Duclos

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rennes
  5. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Place /Duclos

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
  3. Take the bus from Bruges to Rennes
  4. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Place /Duclos

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Train to Bristol, fly to Jersey, car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Jersey (JER)
  3. Take the car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard

Train to Bristol, fly to Rennes, bus

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Rennes (RNS)
  3. Take the bus from République to Place /Duclos

Train to Southampton, fly to Jersey, car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Jersey (JER)
  3. Take the car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard

Train to Bristol, fly to Guernsey, car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Guernsey (GCI)
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Dinan is to drive and car ferry which costs £60 - £120 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Dinan is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £210 - £260 and takes 9h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Dinan. However, there are services departing from Cardiff and arriving at Place /Duclos via London, Lille, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Dinan. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Dinan via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV and Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 9m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Dinan is 346 km.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Dinan without a car is to train which takes 11h 9m and costs £220 - £470.

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It takes approximately 11h 9m to get from Cardiff to Dinan, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Dinan bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff station.

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Cardiff to Dinan train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Dinan is to train which takes 11h 9m and costs £220 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Dinan.
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  • Distance: 346.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 9m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Dinan, Brittany, France?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Dinan via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, and Rennes in around 11h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Dinan via London Victoria Coach Station, Bruges, Rennes, and Gare Routière in around 25h 14m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Bristol to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Southampton to Jersey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Bristol to Guernsey via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Bristol to Guernsey
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €22
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€80 - €110
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €90
Train from Lille Europe to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Dinan
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€19 - €28
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
BreizhGo en Ille-et-Vilaine
Website
Bus from Gare Routière to Place /Duclos
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Bus from République to Place /Duclos
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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 Cardiff to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges to Rennes
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Paris to Rennes
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €70
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€27 - €35
Car
€50 - €70
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Condor Ferries
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Condor Ferries
Corsaire Ferry
Phone
0825 138 100
Website
compagniecorsaire.com
Ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6
Schedules at
compagniecorsaire.com

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Jersey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Cardiff to Dinan bus services, operated by BreizhGo en Ille-et-Vilaine, arrive at Place /Duclos station.

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Dinan is 1h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 8:02 PM in Cardiff and 9:02 PM in Dinan.

Cardiff to Dinan train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Dinan station.

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easyJet and Blue Islands Limited offer flights from Bristol Airport to Jersey Airport.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Dinan. Prices start at €87 per night.

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