There are 4 ways to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T2
  2. Take the train from Machynlleth to Welshpool

$36 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T2
  2. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) X85

$35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$50 - $82

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Welshpool 77.8 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Welshpool is 58 miles. The road distance is 77.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Welshpool. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin and arriving at Welshpool, High Street via Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) and Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Caernarfon to Welshpool every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caernarfon to Welshpool via Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) and Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) in around 5 h 22 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Machynlleth to Welshpool
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com

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