There are 15 ways to get from Cardiff to Italy by plane, 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

Fly Cardiff to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CWL - MXP

$84 - $373

Cheapest option

Train to Bristol, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 53 min

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

$72 - $1,775

13 alternative options

Train to Bristol, fly to Rome  •  6 h 44 min

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

$129 - $489

Train to Bristol, fly to Naples  •  6 h 57 min

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

$101 - $381

Train to Bristol, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BRS - BGY

$108 - $473

Train to Bristol, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Pisa (PSA) BRS - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$111 - $344

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Milan Linate  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN

$158 - $422

Train to London City, fly to Milan Linate  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN

$147 - $473

Train, bus  •  27 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$191 - $343

Train, bus via Frankfurt  •  28 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$324 - $581

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome

$121 - $200

Train, bus FlixBus  •  34 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome

$203 - $356

Bus Eurolines FR  •  34 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma

$168 - $284

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  21 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome

$590 - $715

Drive, car ferry  •  21 h 2 min

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

$315 - $471

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Italy?

Flybe, KLM and Air France fly from Cardiff to Milan 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Rome via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris - Roissy CDG Airport, Paris City Center - Bercy, Paris, Paris, Rome, and Staz.Ne Tiburtina in around 33 h 3 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Bristol to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $5,000
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Catania
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $3,400
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Trenitalia
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
bahn.de
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
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $340
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Italy is 1546 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Italy is to bus which costs £85 - £150 and takes 33 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs £60 - £270.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Italy. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at P.Le Tiburtino via London, Paris - Roissy CDG Airport, Paris, Paris and Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Cardiff to Italy, including transfers.