There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Cardiff by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  4h 51m

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

£157 - £434

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Bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to London 450
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

£31 - £43

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Bus, night bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Coquelles - France > Coquelles - UK > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M7

£33 - £53

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

£67 - £146

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

£196 - £230

Fly to Bristol, train  •  5h 25m

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

£76 - £356

Fly to Cardiff  •  7h 16m

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

£96 - £189

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 21m

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

£109 - £334

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 12m

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

£106 - £469

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 17m

  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

£104 - £349

Fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Luton (LTN) CDG - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£100 - £385

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to train which costs 170€ - 490€ and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 38m.

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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 51m.

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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 51m and costs 170€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Paris to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Paris to Cardiff bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni 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 51m and costs 170€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11h 38m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 210€ and takes 7h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 306.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 11h 38m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £120
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £50
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 - £90
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
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
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to London
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Megabus UK
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
EasyBus
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Green Line
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £60
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£25
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£12
2-bed inside cabin
£40 - £60

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

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Paris to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 11:11 AM in Paris and 10:11 AM in Cardiff.

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

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easyJet offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 672+ 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 10€.

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