There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Barmouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 59 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

$83 - $162

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Bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) 202
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) 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

$55 - $59

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T12
  4. Take the train from Machynlleth to Barmouth

$74 - $112

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Barmouth 154.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Barmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Barmouth, Bryn-y-Mor via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Barmouth. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Barmouth via Newport (S Wales), Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Barmouth is 108 miles. The road distance is 154.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Barmouth without a car is to train which takes 6 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Bristol to Barmouth, including transfers.

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Bristol to Barmouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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Bristol to Barmouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Barmouth is to train which takes 6 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 14 min.

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Bristol to Barmouth bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) station.

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Bristol to Barmouth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Barmouth station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Barmouth.
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  • Distance: 107.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Barmouth via Newport (S Wales), Shrewsbury, and Machynlleth in around 6 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Barmouth via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park), 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 9 h 14 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Machynlleth to Barmouth
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
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
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$31
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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