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There are 9 ways to get from Carmarthen to Galway by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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, car ferry  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

116€ - 159€

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 47m

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

72€ - 96€

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus via Kildare  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  4. Take the train from Waterford to Kildare
  5. Take the train from Kildare to Galway

113€ - 148€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 55
  5. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X51 / ...

90€ - 108€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Carmarthen to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

75€ - 103€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  10h 37m

  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 Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

114€ - 305€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Knock, bus  •  9h 16m

  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 Knock (NOC) BRS - NOC
  4. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

99€ - 400€

Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

105€ - 285€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 58m

  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 Shannon (SNN) BRS - SNN
  4. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

98€ - 402€

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The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Galway is to drive and car ferry which costs £60 - £85 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Galway is to drive and car ferry which costs £60 - £85 and takes 7h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carmarthen to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 9m.

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The distance between Carmarthen and Galway is 223 miles.

The best way to get from Carmarthen to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 59m and costs £100 - £150.

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It takes approximately 12h 59m to get from Carmarthen to Galway, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Carmarthen to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Carmarthen to Galway.
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  • Distance: 223.2 miles
  • Duration: 12h 59m

What companies run services between Carmarthen, Wales and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Carmarthen to Galway. However, you can take the train to Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Europort, take the train to Pearse, take the walk to Pearse Station, Outside Train Station, take the line 66 bus to Phoenix Park, Sean Heuston Bridge, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carmarthen to Galway via Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, Waterford, Waterford Bus Station, Waterford, and Kildare in around 13h 21m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Bristol to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
7€ - 11€
Anytime Day Single
15€ - 23€
First Anytime Day Single
23€ - 35€
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 40€
First Anytime Day Single
40€ - 65€
Train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 30€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single
19€ - 30€
First Anytime Day Single
30€ - 45€
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Waterford to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Irish Rail
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
20€ - 30€
Advanced Single
21€ - 30€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 65€
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 18€
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
17€ - 35€
Train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 50€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
15€ - 24€
Advanced Single
16€ - 24€
Anytime Day Single
25€ - 50€
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
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
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
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National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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