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There are 5 ways to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Builth Road to Shrewsbury

$42 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Builth Wells, Groe to Country Bus Station X15
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Shrewsbury

$28 - $43

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Builth Wells, Groe to Ludlow, Assembly Rooms X11
  2. Take the bus from Ludlow, Compasses Inn to Shrewsbury, Bus Station 435

Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Builth Wells to Welshpool 49.7 miles

$240 - $300

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Builth Wells to Welshpool 49.7 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool is to taxi which costs £180 - £230 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Builth Wells to Welshpool. However, there are services departing from Builth Wells, Groe and arriving at Welshpool, High Street via Ludlow, Compasses Inn and Shrewsbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Builth Wells and Welshpool is 37 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool, including transfers.

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Builth Wells to Welshpool bus services, operated by Celtic Travel, depart from Builth Wells, Groe station.

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The best way to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 47m.

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Builth Wells to Welshpool bus services, operated by Minsterley Motors, arrive at Shrewsbury, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Builth Wells to Welshpool is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Builth Wells to Welshpool.

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Map of how to get from Builth Wells to Welshpool.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Builth Wells, Wales and Welshpool, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Builth Wells to Welshpool 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Builth Wells to Welshpool via Ludlow, Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Compasses Inn, and Shrewsbury, Bus Station in around 5h 47m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Builth Road to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Hereford to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Builth Wells, Groe to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Builth Wells, Groe to Ludlow, Assembly Rooms
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Minsterley Motors
Phone
01743 791208
Email
hayley@minsterleymotors.co.uk
Website
minsterleymotors.com
Bus from Ludlow, Compasses Inn to Shrewsbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
minsterleymotors.com
Other operators
Taxi from Builth Wells to Welshpool
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$240 - $300

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