There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

$30 - $75

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Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) T1c / ...

$9 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Carmarthen 67.6 miles

$14 - $21

Uber  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Carmarthen 67.6 miles

$140 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to bus which costs £7 - £17 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Carmarthen. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Carmarthen is 55 miles. The road distance is 67.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £24 - £60.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen takes 1 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Carmarthen bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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Cardiff to Carmarthen train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £24 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £17 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen.
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  • Distance: 55.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Carmarthen, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Carmarthen hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Great Western Railway also services this route once daily. Alternatively, New Adventure Travel operates a bus from Cardiff to Carmarthen once daily. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
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uber.com
Assist
$140 - $200
UberX
$140 - $200
Exec
$180 - $250
UberXL
$200 - $290

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Cardiff to Carmarthen bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station).

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Cardiff to Carmarthen train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Carmarthen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Carmarthen is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Cardiff to Carmarthen.

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