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

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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 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Machynlleth, Clock (Wynnstay Arms Hotel PH) T2
  2. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Clock (Red Lion Hotel PH) to Welshpool, Post Office (Welshpool Post Office) T12

$35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$51 - $81

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Welshpool 77.8 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Welshpool. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin and arriving at Welshpool, Post Office (Welshpool Post Office) via Machynlleth, Clock (Red Lion Hotel PH). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 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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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs .

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

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Caernarfon to Welshpool bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, depart from Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin station.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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Caernarfon to Welshpool bus services, operated by Tanat Valley, arrive at Welshpool, Post Office (Welshpool Post Office) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Welshpool is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Caernarfon to Welshpool.

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There are 307+ hotels available in Welshpool. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Caernarfon to Welshpool.
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  • Distance: 57.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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, Clock (Wynnstay Arms Hotel PH) and Machynlleth, Clock (Red Lion Hotel PH) in around 5 h 8 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 - $95
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 Caernarfon, Rhes Gwstenin to Machynlleth, Clock (Wynnstay Arms Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Machynlleth, Clock (Red Lion Hotel PH) to Welshpool, Post Office (Welshpool Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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