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Train Information from Paris to Cardiff

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Cardiff cover the 304 miles (490 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 51 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Cardiff from Paris?

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

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/5/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cardiff from Paris before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Cardiff is: Partially open.

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/5/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is it from Paris to Cardiff by train?
The distance to Cardiff from Paris by train is approximately 304 miles (490 km).
How many hours is the train time from Paris to Cardiff?
While the time it takes to travel 304 miles (490 km) to Cardiff from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Cardiff train journey time is on average 7 h 51 min.
What train station in Paris goes to Cardiff? What train station do I come into Cardiff from Paris?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Cardiff Central   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Paris? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city center.

How many trains per day are there between Paris and Cardiff?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Paris to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Cardiff
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Cardiff.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C