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There are 4 ways to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 1 bus, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Porthmadog, Rhes Cambrian 1
  2. Take the train from Porthmadog to Machynlleth

$22 - $34

Cheapest option

Steam train, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Steam train from Caernarfon to Porthmadog
  2. Take the train from Porthmadog to Machynlleth

$18 - $28

2 alternative options

Line 1 bus, taxi  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Porthmadog, Park 1
  2. Take a taxi from Porthmadog, Park to Machynlleth

$154 - $186

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Machynlleth 56.5 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caernarfon to Machynlleth. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon and arriving at Machynlleth via Porthmadog. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Machynlleth is 42 miles. The road distance is 56.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth without a car is to line 1 bus and train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs £17 - £26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth, including transfers.

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Caernarfon to Machynlleth train services, operated by Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, depart from Caernarfon station.

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Caernarfon to Machynlleth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Machynlleth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Machynlleth is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Caernarfon to Machynlleth.

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There are 485+ hotels available in Machynlleth. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Caernarfon to Machynlleth.
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  • Distance: 41.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Caernarfon, Wales and Machynlleth, Wales?

You can take a train from Caernarfon to Machynlleth via Porthmadog in around 4 h 59 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Porthmadog to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Phone
01766 516024
Email
enquiries@ffwhr.com
Website
festrail.co.uk
Train from Caernarfon to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Porthmadog, Rhes Cambrian
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Porthmadog, Park
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Porthmadog, Park to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180

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