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Train Information from Cardiff to Paris

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day

Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles (490 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 5 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Paris, France allowed?

Travel by train between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Cardiff restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Cardiff?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cardiff and Paris closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Paris, France to Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Cardiff is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

What are the requirements?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/25/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cardiff from Paris here.

How far is Paris from Cardiff by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Cardiff to Paris by train to be approximately 304 miles (490 km).
What is the Cardiff to Paris train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 304 miles (490 km) from Cardiff to Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cardiff to Paris train journey time is on average 8 h 5 min.
What station does the train from Cardiff to Paris depart from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Cardiff?

There are a few train stations in Cardiff to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where do I find the Cardiff train station to Paris? Where is the Paris train station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city center.

How many train services per day are there from Cardiff to Paris?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Cardiff to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Paris
Cardiff (Queen Street)
Amenities
Cardiff Central
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