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Overview: Train from Paris to Cardiff

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Cardiff cover the 304 miles (490 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 56 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Cardiff?

Travel by train between Paris, France and Cardiff, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Cardiff from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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 required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 20/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Cardiff is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Cardiff restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 20/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

How many miles is it from Paris to Cardiff by train?

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

How many hours does it take from Paris to Cardiff by train?

While the time it takes to travel 304 miles (490 km) to Cardiff from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Paris to Cardiff is on average 7 h 56 min.

Which train station from Paris to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff train station from Paris do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Cardiff Central   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Paris? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

How many train services per day are there between Paris and Cardiff?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from Paris to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Cardiff
The major railway station for departures from Paris is Paris Gare de Lyon. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Paris Gare de Lyon for your trip from Paris to Cardiff.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C