There are 5 ways to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon to Aberystwyth T2

£4 - £6

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Bus, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon to Machynlleth T2
  2. Take the train from Machynlleth to Newtown (Powys)
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station to Rhayader, Car Park X75

Train  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod

£72 - £101

Train, bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Newtown (Powys)
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station to Rhayader, Car Park X75

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Rhayader 90.1 miles

£14 - £22

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The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader is to bus which costs £4 - £6 and takes 5h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Rhayader. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon and arriving at Rhayader, Car Park via Aberystwyth and Llangurig, Post Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Rhayader is 67 miles. The road distance is 90.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader without a car is to bus which takes 5h 58m and costs £4 - £6.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader, including transfers.

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Caernarfon to Rhayader bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, depart from Caernarfon station.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Rhayader is to bus which takes 5h 58m and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £110 and takes 6h 35m.

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Caernarfon to Rhayader bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Rhayader is 90 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Caernarfon to Rhayader.

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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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

Lloyd's Coaches operates a bus from Caernarfon to Rhayader every 4 hours, and the journey takes 3h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Caernarfon to Rhayader via Upper Bangor, Coleg Menai, Bangor (Gwynedd), Shrewsbury, and Llandrindod in around 6h 35m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Machynlleth to Newtown (Powys)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
First Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£15 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Train from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
First Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Train from Shrewsbury to Newtown (Powys)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
First Anytime Day Single
£16 - £24
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Caernarfon to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Caernarfon to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station to Rhayader, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Celtic Travel

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