Cardiff to Paris train

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Paris

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$649 (€568)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles (490 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $649 (€568), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $649 (€568). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare du Nord.

Train companies: Eurostar and first_great_western from Cardiff to Paris trains

Find the best trains between Cardiff and Paris with Omio's travel partners Eurostar and first_great_western from $650 (€568). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Paris from Cardiff in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between Cardiff and Paris, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff to Paris

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Paris.
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Paris can start from as little as $650 (€568) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Paris is $650 (€568); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Paris train time is 5 h 53 min   covering the 304 mile (490 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Paris leaves at 5: 07 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Paris leaves at 9: 20 PM.
There are 10 trains a day from Cardiff to Paris which require at least one change with Eurostar. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Paris. Take the fast train with Eurostar from Cardiff to Paris.
Take the Cardiff to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Cardiff to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 20 PM.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay. When arriving in Paris, you can end your trip in train stations like Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre.

It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Cardiff to Paris including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Paris

Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your trip to Paris.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transit options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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