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1 h 47 m
5 h 18 m
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It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Paris without changing at least 3 times.
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Train companies||First Great Western Service|
Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 53 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
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Cardiff to Paris train information with Great Western Rail:
The journey by train from Cardiff to Paris is made in two stages. Great Western Railway operates a direct route from Cardiff to London St Pancras International from where the direct onward journey to Paris is made on Eurostar trains. Travel time is from just over four hours to approximately five hours plus the time needed to cross London from London Paddington to St Pancras International stations.
High-speed trains from Cardiff to London are operated by Great Western Railway and from London to Paris by Eurostar. All carriages are modern and comfortable with onboard facilities that include bistro-bars, wifi, toilets, luggage space and power outlets.
The train journey from Cardiff to London Paddington takes just over two hours. Around half an hour should be allowed for travelling by underground from London Paddington to London St Pancras International. The train journey from here to Paris Gare du Nord takes between two hours 15 minutes and two hours 30 minutes.
There are at least two departures an hour from early morning until late at night on the Cardiff to London route. There are then up to 16 daily Eurostar departures from London to Paris. Trains depart at approximately hourly intervals from early morning until mid-evening.
Departure train station: Trains to Paris from Cardiff depart from Cardiff Central Station, a busy transport hub located in the heart of the city. It is served by taxis as well as local and long-distance trains and buses. Station facilities include car and bicycle parking, passenger lounges, ATMs, wifi, toilets and a range of shops, food kiosks and cafes.
Arrival train station: All train routes from Cardiff to Paris terminate at the busy Paris Gare du Nord. Housed in an impressive historic building, it is conveniently located for many of the city's tourist attractions. With 36 platforms it is one of the world's busiest stations and part of a large transport network of taxis, Metro, local, regional and international trains, and local buses. Facilities at Paris Gare du Nord include car and bicycle parking, passenger lounges, wifi, left luggage storage, shops, cafes and restaurants.
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