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

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central

$30 - $75

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

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

$10 - $28

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Cardiff 67.6 miles

$14 - $21

Uber  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Carmarthen to Cardiff 67.6 miles

$140 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Cardiff is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Cardiff is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £24 - £60.

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The train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Carmarthen to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carmarthen station.

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

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Cardiff is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £24 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £22 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Carmarthen to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 55.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Carmarthen to Cardiff every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Great Western Railway also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carmarthen to Cardiff once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Megabus UK also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 Carmarthen to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Carmarthen to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
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Assist
$140 - $200
UberX
$140 - $200
Exec
$180 - $250
UberXL
$200 - $280

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Carmarthen to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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

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

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