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There are 11 ways to get from Wales to France 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.

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Train  •  5h 13m

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

$156 - $385

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Bus FlixBus  •  13h 11m

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

$47 - $72

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Bus Ouibus  •  12h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station M7
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport Ouibus

$53 - $75

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 35m

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

$84 - $183

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 48m

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

$253 - $294

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 6m

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

$96 - $308

Fly Cardiff to Paris CDG  •  4h 13m

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

$75 - $246

Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse  •  5h 12m

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

$66 - $258

Train to Manchester, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Shotton to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG

$84 - $266

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Wrexham General to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

$90 - $306

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

$160 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Wales to France is to bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 12h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to France is to fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 4h 13m.

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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 13h 11m.

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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 5h 13m and costs £120 - £300.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m 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 train which takes 5h 13m and costs £120 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 12h 49m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £190 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Wales to France bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Wales to France.
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  • Distance: 469.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Wales and France?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 5h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Paris via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, and Aeroport Cdg 1 in around 12h 49m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
34m
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 Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Shotton to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Wrexham General to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
First Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Bus operators
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 - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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 Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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France is 1h ahead of Wales. It is currently 5:11 AM in Wales and 6:11 AM in France.

Brussels Airlines, easyJet, KLM and BMI Regional offer flights from Bristol Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wales to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 6m and costs .

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