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There are 7 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  12h 25m

  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 1 to Pearse 1
  4. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1

96€ - 119€

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 33m

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

78€ - 101€

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus via Kildare  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 40 / ...
  4. Take the train from Waterford 1 to Kildare 1
  5. Take the train from Kildare 1 to Galway 1

99€ - 124€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 40 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 55
  5. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 51

84€ - 107€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 14m

  1. Take the bus from SWANSEA Bus Station 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 ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Train, fly to Dublin  •  10h 31m

  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 1 to Galway 1

100€ - 350€

Train, fly to Knock, bus  •  9h 27m

  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 Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

96€ - 416€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Galway is to drive and car ferry which costs £70 - £95 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Galway is to drive and car ferry which costs £70 - £95 and takes 7h 33m.

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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 City, Coach Station via SWANSEA Bus Station, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 14m.

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The distance between Carmarthen and Galway is 357 km.

The best way to get from Carmarthen to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 25m and costs £85 - £110.

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It takes approximately 12h 25m to get from Carmarthen to Galway, including transfers.

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Carmarthen to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from SWANSEA Bus 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 GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, 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: 357.3 km
  • Duration: 12h 25m

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 1, take the train to Pearse 1, take the walk to Pearse Station, stop 495, take the bus to Heuston Station, stop 2637, take the walk to Heuston 1, then take the train to Galway 1. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carmarthen to Galway via Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Europort, stop 355501, Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051, Waterford 1, and Kildare 1 in around 13h 8m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
tfw.wales
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort 1 to Pearse 1
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
15€ - 17€
Flexible
17€ - 20€
Train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
20€ - 23€
Train from Waterford 1 to Kildare 1
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
13€ - 15€
Flexible
14€ - 17€
Train from Kildare 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
14€ - 17€
Flexible
17€ - 19€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 75€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 SWANSEA Bus Station to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line

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