There are 9 ways to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Edinburgh

$227 - $348

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Bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Carmarthen to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh National Express

$44 - $57

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$184 - $276

Train, night train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Crewe
  2. Take the night train from Crewe to Edinburgh

$122 - $183

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Edinburgh 373.8 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI

$87 - $267

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$103 - $288

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$117 - $289

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$139 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carmarthen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Edinburgh via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carmarthen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Edinburgh via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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The distance between Carmarthen and Edinburgh is 288 miles. The road distance is 373.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs £170 - £270.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs £170 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Carmarthen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 288.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between Carmarthen, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Carmarthen to Edinburgh via Crewe in around 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carmarthen to Edinburgh via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $230
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
$50 - $75
Train from Carmarthen to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
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 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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