How to get from Paris to Cardiff

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from Paris to Cardiff

You can get from Paris to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Cardiff on 22 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Paris to Cardiff

distanceDistance304 miles (490 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£28 - £126
fastestFastest modeFlight • £126 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or KLM

Travel 304 miles (490 km) by coach or flight between Paris and Cardiff. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or KLM among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff 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 Paris to Cardiff.

Travel from Paris, France to Cardiff, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Cardiff from Paris restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

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

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Cardiff?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Cardiff here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Cardiff from Paris. You can take a coach or flight.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Cardiff, which costs on average £28.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A coach is generally £98 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £126 from Paris to Cardiff.

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Cardiff:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cardiff Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £28.
  • KLM can get you to Cardiff by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Paris to Cardiff for £126 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Cardiff usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between Paris and Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £28 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £126 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Paris and Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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