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There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

$67 - $103

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Haverfordwest National Express
  2. Take the bus from Haverfordwest, Bus Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T5

$33 - $47

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Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Machynlleth 110.9 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Machynlleth. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Machynlleth via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Machynlleth is 82 miles. The road distance is 110.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 8h 40m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Machynlleth is 111 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Cardiff to Machynlleth.

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  • Distance: 82.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Machynlleth via Shrewsbury in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Machynlleth via Haverfordwest, Haverfordwest, Bus Station, Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7, and Aberystwyth in around 8h 40m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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 Haverfordwest
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
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