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

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Train  •  4h 49m

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

£142 - £365

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Bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine  •  14h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff National Express / ...

£21 - £36

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Bus  •  14h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff City Centre Uk042

£51 - £54

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 32m

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

£72 - £107

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 48m

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

£187 - £219

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£84 - £307

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Birmingham (BHX) CDG - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

£118 - £507

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

£85 - £332

Fly Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) to London City (LCY) LBG - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£3,246 - £7,577

Fly Paris CDG to Manchester, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Manchester (MAN) CDG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Wilmslow to Cardiff Central

£117 - £342

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cardiff is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 14h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to train which costs 160€ - 430€ and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris Bercy and arriving at Cardiff City Centre via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Cardiff Central via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Paris and Cardiff is 306 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs 160€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Paris to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Paris to Cardiff bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from Paris Bercy station.

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Paris to Cardiff train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs 160€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 59€ - 63€ and takes 14h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 306.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Cardiff via London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 4h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Cardiff via London Victoria and London Victoria Coach Station in around 14h 2m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £240
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £370
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Paris CDG to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £240
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£3,200 - £7,500
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
£23 - £35
Standard Car
£65 - £110

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Paris to Cardiff bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cardiff City Centre station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 4:31 AM in Paris and 3:31 AM in Cardiff.

Paris to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 466+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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