There are 9 ways to get from Wales to France by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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 Liverpool to Paris CDG  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Paris CDG (CDG) LPL - CDG

$181 - $507

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Bus  •  14 h 10 min

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

$35 - $47

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Fly Cardiff to Paris CDG  •  4 h 23 min

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

$75 - $255

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

$98 - $311

Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS

$68 - $261

Train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$157 - $387

Night bus, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$106 - $290

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 35 min

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

$85 - $183

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 50 min

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

$255 - $296

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Wales to France. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 10 min.

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The distance between Wales and France is 470 miles.

The best way to get from Wales to France without a car is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Wales to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Wales to France is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Liverpool Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Wales to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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France is 1 h ahead of Wales. It is currently 10:53 AM in Wales and 11:53 AM in France.

easyJet offers flights from Liverpool Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Map of how to get from Wales to France.
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  • Distance: 469.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Wales and France?

easyJet flies from Buckley to Paris once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 5 h 12 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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
Eurostar
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
Bus operators
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
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 Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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