There are 9 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 6 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

$153 - $375

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express / ...

$29 - $79

7 alternative options

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

$80 - $178

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

$252 - $294

Fly Paris CDG to Cardiff  •  4 h 36 min

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

$78 - $258

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

$100 - $315

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$162 - $431

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$114 - $356

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

$176 - $1,559

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to bus which costs 25€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cardiff is to fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Paris and Cardiff is 490 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Paris to Cardiff, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Cardiff.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 306.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Cardiff via London and London Victoria in around 12 h 33 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $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
$168
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
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
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
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
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
$14 - $75
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$25 - $35
Reclining Seat
$32
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $75

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