There are 14 ways to get from Cardiff to Italy by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry 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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Fly Cardiff to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 30 min

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

$83 - $372

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Train to Bristol, fly to Rome  •  6 h 34 min

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

$124 - $481

Train to Bristol, fly to Genoa  •  6 h 31 min

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

$119 - $468

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

$99 - $376

Train to Bristol, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 49 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

$109 - $338

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

$105 - $468

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Milan Linate  •  6 h 57 min

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

$151 - $414

Train to London City, fly to Milan Linate  •  7 h 19 min

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

$141 - $463

Train, bus via Frankfurt  •  28 h 59 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

$257 - $550

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome

$164 - $262

Train, bus FlixBus  •  33 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Roma Termini Fb / ...

$216 - $385

Bus  •  35 h 23 min

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

$155 - $270

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  21 h 45 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 Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome

$542 - $663

Drive, carferry, ferry  •  22 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Tremezzo
  4. Take the ferry from Tremezzo to Bellagio 912 / ...
  5. Drive from Bellagio to Rome

$323 - $484

Questions & Answers

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 Victoria, Lille, Paris, Paris and Tiburtina/Verano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 28 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Italy is 966 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Italy without a car is to train and bus which takes 28 h 59 min and costs .

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

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Cardiff to Italy bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Cardiff to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Italy is 1 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 4:02 AM in Cardiff and 5:02 AM in Italy.

Air France, Flybe and KLM offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Italy.
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  • Distance: 966.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Italy?

Flybe, KLM and Air France fly from Cardiff to Milan 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Rome via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, Roissypole, Gallieni-Metro, Paris Gallieni, Roma, and Termini in around 35 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Bristol to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
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
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
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 Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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 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
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
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Bristol to Rome via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Bus operators
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 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
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, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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