|Distance||304 miles (490 km)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
Trains from Cardiff to Paris cover the 304 miles (490 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 5 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
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.
Travel between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cardiff and Paris as this information can change.
Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.
Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cardiff from Paris.
When taking the train to Paris from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Your journey can end in train stations such as Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.
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