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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Paris

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

First Great Western Service
08:506h08
Cardiff
14:58Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
09:356h13
Cardiff
15:48Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
10:206h28
Cardiff
16:48Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
11:206h28
Cardiff
17:48Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
12:206h30
Cardiff
18:50Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
First Great Western Service
08:506h08
Cardiff
14:58Paris
3 changes
First Great Western Service
09:356h13
Cardiff
15:48Paris
3 changes
First Great Western Service
10:206h28
Cardiff
16:48Paris
3 changes
First Great Western Service
11:206h28
Cardiff
17:48Paris
3 changes
First Great Western Service
12:206h30
Cardiff
18:50Paris
3 changes

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Train times from Cardiff to Paris

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 58 m

Average

6 h 44 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

490 km

To travel from Cardiff to Paris you need to make at least 3 changes.

First Great Western Service
13:205h58
Cardiff
19:18Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
16:205h58
Cardiff
22:18Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
17:206h00
Cardiff
23:20Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
15:176h01
Cardiff
21:18Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes
First Great Western Service
08:506h08
Cardiff
14:58Paris
£5081One-way
3 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Paris

distanceDistance304 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£511 (€568)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles long route taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £511, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £511. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare du Nord.

Train companies: Eurostar trains Cardiff to Paris

Travel on Eurostar trains between Cardiff and Paris at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your Cardiff to Paris train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

Trains from Cardiff to Paris

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.

Which train companies travel from Cardiff to Paris?

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.

How long is the train from Trains from Cardiff to Paris?

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.

How many trains are there from Cardiff to Paris?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cardiff to Paris?

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.

FAQs: Cardiff to Paris train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Paris.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Paris can start from as little as £511 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Paris is £511; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Paris train time is 5 h 53 min   covering the 304 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Paris leaves at 05: 07. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Paris leaves at 21: 20.
There are 10 trains a day from Cardiff to Paris which require at least one change with Eurostar. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Paris. Take the fast train with Eurostar from Cardiff to Paris.
When taking a train from Cardiff to Paris, you can count on Eurostar for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cardiff and Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 20.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay. When arriving in Paris, you can end your route in train stations like Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre.

It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Paris from Cardiff including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Paris

Cardiff
Paris
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your journey to Paris.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport 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)
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport 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.
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport 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
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport 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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