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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Paris

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
durationAverage coach duration15 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£44 (€50)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles (490 km) long route taking on average 15 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £30, but the average price of coach tickets is £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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National Express coaches from Cardiff to Paris

For as little as £30 you can travel by coach between Cardiff and Paris with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cardiff and Paris, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Cardiff to Paris:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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

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

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

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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?

    When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Cardiff to Paris before travelling.

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

    The current restriction level for your return trip by coach 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 entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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?

    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 verified on 07/12/2021. 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 Paris to Cardiff coach here.

    What is the price of the cheapest coach to Paris from Cardiff?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Paris from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from £30  one way.
    What is the average price of coach tickets to Paris from Cardiff?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Paris from Cardiff is £44  one way.
    How many miles is it from Cardiff to Paris by coach?
    You should expect to travel around 304 miles (490 km)  between Cardiff and Paris by coach.
    What is the average Cardiff to Paris coach duration?
    The Cardiff to Paris coach duration is on average 15 h 55 min, which is to be expected when travelling 304 miles (490 km) from Cardiff to Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Cardiff to Paris, which coach station in Cardiff do I depart from and which coach station in Paris do I arrive in?

    Some of the Cardiff coach stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Paris include Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, La Défense.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

    Where is the Cardiff coach station located? Where is the Paris coach station located?

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Paris.

    What coach companies go from Cardiff to Paris?
    When taking a coach from Cardiff to Paris, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Cardiff and Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Cardiff and Paris for the best deals?
    If you purchase a coach ticket from Cardiff to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £44 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Cardiff and Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.