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

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

£29 - £60

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Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Carmarthen National Express / ...

£5 - £8

2 alternative options

Night train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

£35 - £55

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Carmarthen 67.5 miles

£10 - £15

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The cost-effective way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Carmarthen. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Carmarthen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Carmarthen is 55 miles. The road distance is 67.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £29 - £60.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Carmarthen bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Carmarthen train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £29 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Carmarthen.
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  • Distance: 55.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

Transport for Wales operates a train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen hourly. Tickets cost £40 - £60 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Great Western Railway also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Carmarthen once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 5m. New Adventure Travel also services this route 3 times a week.

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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.

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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Carmarthen, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
New Adventure Travel

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Cardiff to Carmarthen bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carmarthen station.

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Cardiff to Carmarthen train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Carmarthen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Carmarthen is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Cardiff to Carmarthen.

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