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Train Information to Cardiff from Paris

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Cardiff cover the 304 miles (490 km) long route taking on average 7 h 51 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Cardiff from Paris?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 22/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Cardiff before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from United Kingdom by train?

Return travel from United Kingdom to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Cardiff?

Entry into France 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 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

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:

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

Last checked on 22/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Cardiff.

How many miles is it from Paris to Cardiff by train?
The train distance from Paris to Cardiff is around 304 miles (490 km).
How long is the train journey between Paris and Cardiff?
The Paris to Cardiff train duration is on average 7 h 51 min, which is to be expected when travelling 304 miles (490 km) from Paris to Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Paris to Cardiff train leave from? Which Cardiff train station do I come into from Paris?

When taking the train from Paris to Cardiff, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your route can end in train stations such as Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Paris to go to Cardiff? Where is the train station in Cardiff located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Cardiff, called Cardiff Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

How many train services are there from Paris to Cardiff a day?
The average number of trains departing Paris for Cardiff is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Cardiff
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Cardiff.
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Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
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Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
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Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30 | Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00
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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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Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00 | Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30
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Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
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Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Metro lines: 5, 10