Cardiff to Paris train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Paris

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First Great Western Service
05:07AMCardiff Central6h13 11:20AMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
06:53AMCardiff Central5h54 12:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
07:55AMCardiff Central5h55 01:50PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
09:50AMCardiff Central5h57 03:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
11:50AMCardiff Central5h57 05:47PMParis Nord
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Train schedule from Cardiff to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, February 3
First Great Western Service
05:07AMCardiff Central6h13 11:20AMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
06:53AMCardiff Central5h54 12:47PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
07:55AMCardiff Central5h55 01:50PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
09:50AMCardiff Central5h57 03:47PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
11:50AMCardiff Central5h57 05:47PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
12:54PMCardiff Central5h56 06:50PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
01:18PMCardiff Central6h02 07:20PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
01:53PMCardiff Central5h54 07:47PMParis Nord
3 transfers
First Great Western Service
02:54PMCardiff Central5h53 08:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
03:18PMCardiff Central6h02 09:20PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
05:20PMCardiff Central5h57 11:17PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
09:20PMCardiff Central12h27 09:47AMParis Nord
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Paris

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Fastest Journey

5 h 53 m

Average

6 h 30 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

490 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Paris without transferring at least 3 times.

First Great Western Service
02:54PMCardiff Central5h53 08:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
06:53AMCardiff Central5h54 12:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
01:53PMCardiff Central5h54 07:47PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
07:55AMCardiff Central5h55 01:50PMParis Nord
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First Great Western Service
12:54PMCardiff Central5h56 06:50PMParis Nord
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Paris

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles (490 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 53 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies: Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Paris trains

Travel to Paris from Cardiff on Great Western Rail trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Great Western Rail

Looking for trains to Paris from Cardiff? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 304 miles (490 km) route between Cardiff and Paris. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Paris routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Paris from Cardiff, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Cardiff - Paris train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!

Train information from Cardiff to Paris with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 43 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 8 a day

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Paris from Cardiff restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here

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

Is my return train into Cardiff from Paris restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/24/23. 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.

The train distance from Cardiff to Paris is around 304 miles (490 km).
The Cardiff to Paris train duration is on average 6 h 53 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.

When taking a train from Cardiff, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When you arrive in Paris, your train can arrive in train stations including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Paris Gare de Lyon.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the train station to the city center in Paris.

For the best Cardiff to Paris train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cardiff to Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Paris is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Cardiff to Paris train departs at 5: 07 AM   and the last train from Cardiff to Paris leaves at 9: 51 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cardiff to Paris on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Cardiff
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.
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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)
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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.
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Public transit options for Cardiff (Cathays)
Onward travel information: The nearest bus stop is on Park Place
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the bus stops adjacent to the Cardiff University Students' Union on Park Place
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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
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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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