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

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$67 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach South Wales  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Red Lion Hotel PH) T12

$41

2 alternative options

Bus New Adventure Travel  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c

$44

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  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 2 h 35 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Machynlleth. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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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 4 h 19 min.

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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 4 h 19 min and costs £50 - £80.

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

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

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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 4 h 19 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £34 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Machynlleth.
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  • Distance: 82.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Machynlleth via Shrewsbury in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, New Adventure Travel operates a bus from Cardiff to Machynlleth once daily. Tickets cost $37 and the journey takes 3 h 54 min.

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
2 h 5 min
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
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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 Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Wynnstay Arms Hotel (Red Lion Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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