Directions from Cardiff to France

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  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$160 - $402

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy Ouibus

$35 - $48

7 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M7
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700 / ...

$55 - $93

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Paris

$85 - $183

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 50 min

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

$257 - $298

Fly Cardiff to Paris CDG  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Paris CDG (CDG) CWL - CDG

$78 - $258

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

$105 - $317

Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS

$75 - $267

Train to Bristol, fly to Nice  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Nice (NCE) BRS - NCE

$127 - $409

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and France is 656 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to France is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 12 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to France is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £55 - £200.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to France. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Cardiff to France, including transfers.

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and France?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Regent's Park Underground Station, Great Portland Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Center - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 12 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Bristol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Eurostar
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
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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