There are 13 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 7 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

$158 - $388

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 6 min

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

$35 - $47

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 49 min

  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 / ...

$45 - $67

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 35 min

  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  •  6 h 50 min

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

$253 - $294

Fly Cardiff to Paris CDG  •  4 h 28 min

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

$75 - $255

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 9 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 - $310

Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse  •  5 h 13 min

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

$68 - $260

Line 4 bus, bus to Manchester, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station (Buckley Police Station) to Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier)
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG

$72 - $239

Train to Bristol, fly to Nantes  •  4 h 46 min

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

$118 - $360

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 9 min

  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

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 50 min

  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

$91 - $306

Bus, line 11 bus to Liverpool, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Buckley, Police Station (Buckley Police Station) to Broughton, Tesco (Broughton Park Tesco)
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Broughton, Tesco (Broughton Park Tesco) to Chester Bus Interchange
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Paris CDG (CDG) LPL - CDG

$81 - $389

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wales to France is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to France is to fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Wales and France is 470 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Wales to France, including transfers.

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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 12 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Wales and France?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Regent's Park Underground Station, Great Portland Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Center - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 12 h 6 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 37 min
When
Every day
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
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
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
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
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 Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
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
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 Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Wrexham General to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
38 min
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $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
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Bus operators
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Buckley, Police Station (Buckley Police Station) to Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Buckley, Police Station (Buckley Police Station) to Broughton, Tesco (Broughton Park Tesco)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Broughton, Tesco (Broughton Park Tesco) to Chester Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.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
$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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