There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Barmouth by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Barmouth

$110 - $168

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Swansea Bus Station 202
  2. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$54 - $57

3 alternative options

Train via Shrewsbury  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  4. Take the train from Machynlleth to Barmouth

$90 - $171

Train, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Carmarthen
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2

$89 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Barmouth 154.4 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Barmouth, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Barmouth via Birmingham New Street and Machynlleth in around 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Barmouth via Swansea Bus Station, Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) in around 8 h 49 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Machynlleth to Barmouth
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bristol to Barmouth?

The distance between Bristol and Barmouth is 172 km. The road distance is 247 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barmouth?

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barmouth is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bristol to Barmouth?

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Barmouth is to drive which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £23 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Bristol and Barmouth?

No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Barmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Barmouth via Birmingham New Street and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bristol and Barmouth?

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Barmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Barmouth, Bryn-y-Mor via Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Bristol to Barmouth?

It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Bristol to Barmouth, including transfers.