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

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 15 min

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

$162 - $396

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 37 min

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

$33 - $44

8 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 44 min

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

$49 - $85

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 29 min

  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

$81 - $183

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 51 min

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

$260 - $302

Fly Paris CDG to Cardiff  •  4 h 38 min

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

$79 - $259

Fly Paris CDG to Bristol, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$103 - $317

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$115 - $362

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$169 - $442

Fly Paris Orly to London City, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London City (LCY) ORY - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$181 - $1,569

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

You can take a train from Paris to Cardiff via London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Cardiff via Paris - Roissy CDG Airport, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 10 h 37 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Train operators
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris - Roissy CDG Airport to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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 Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$34
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Paris and Cardiff is 490 km.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 65€ - 230€.

No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris City Center - Bercy and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Paris - Roissy CDG Airport and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Paris to Cardiff, including transfers.