How to travel from Cardiff to Paris

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Travel Information to Paris from Cardiff

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $66 (€59) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 304 miles (490 km) between Cardiff and Paris. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cardiff to Paris.

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FAQs

Travel from Cardiff, United Kingdom to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Cardiff restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Cardiff?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 7/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cardiff to Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Cardiff, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cardiff, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cardiff from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 7/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cardiff from Paris here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Cardiff and Paris including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Paris is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A ferry is $55 (€49) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cardiff to Paris costing on average $55 (€49).

A ferry is $66 (€59) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cardiff to Paris costing on average $66 (€59).

A ferry is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $2 (€2) from Cardiff to Paris.

The fastest way to get to Paris from Cardiff is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 53 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Paris is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Paris from Cardiff as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Paris:

  • Buses mostly depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights mostly leave from Cardiff Airport and tend to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Paris by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cardiff to Paris for $55 (€49).
  • Vueling can get you to Paris by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling from Cardiff to Paris for $66 (€59) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Vueling.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Paris from Cardiff.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cardiff to Paris often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cardiff and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Cardiff to Paris, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $55 (€49) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket costs $66 (€59) one way on average for this journey.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $2 (€2) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Paris tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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