There are 5 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) T1

$15 - $27

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Bus via Llanelli, West End (Princess Head PH)  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) T1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Llanelli, West End (Princess Head PH) 195 / ...

$9 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Llanelli

$93 - $144

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Llanelli 62.4 miles

$13 - $20

Uber  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aberystwyth to Llanelli 62.4 miles

$130 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth station to Llanelli. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and arriving at Llanelli, West End (Princess Head PH) via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberystwyth to Llanelli. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Llanelli via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Llanelli is 51 miles. The road distance is 62.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £11 - £21.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli, including transfers.

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Aberystwyth to Llanelli bus services, operated by First, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station).

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Aberystwyth to Llanelli train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli is to bus which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £11 - £21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £110 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Aberystwyth to Llanelli bus services, operated by First, arrive at Llanelli, West End (Princess Head PH) station.

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Aberystwyth to Llanelli train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Llanelli station.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Llanelli.
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  • Distance: 51.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Llanelli, Wales?

First operates a bus from Aberystwyth to Llanelli hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $7 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberystwyth to Llanelli via Shrewsbury in around 5 h 57 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Llanelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
First
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Llanelli, West End (Princess Head PH)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aberystwyth to Llanelli
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$130 - $180
UberX
$130 - $180
Exec
$160 - $230
UberXL
$190 - $260

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