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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central

$30 - $75

Cheapest option

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

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station. Services depart twice 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 hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Carmarthen to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Great Western Railway also services this route once daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carmarthen to Cardiff twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
Hourly
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 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Cardiff, Kingsway
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
uk.megabus.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
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$140 - $200
uberX
$140 - $200
uberEXEC
$180 - $250
uberXL
$200 - $280

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