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Overview: Train 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 route 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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

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 5/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cardiff and Paris closer to your date of departure here

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Paris is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Cardiff from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 5/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cardiff from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is it from Cardiff to Paris by train?

The Cardiff to Paris train distance is approximately 304 miles (490 km).

How many hours is the train time to Paris from Cardiff?

The Cardiff to Paris train duration is on average 8 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 304 miles (490 km) between Cardiff and Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train station in Cardiff goes to Paris? What train station do I come into Paris from Cardiff?

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

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Cardiff Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center of Paris.

How many train services are there to Paris from Cardiff a day?

The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Paris is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Paris
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey to Paris from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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