There are 6 ways to get from Carmarthen to Ireland 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  •  9 h 20 min

  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

$92 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Carmarthen to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$37 - $48

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Dublin 2 / ...

$84 - $100

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$72 - $93

Train to Cardiff, fly  •  5 h 53 min

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

$82 - $264

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 52 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 Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$89 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £28 - £40 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £60 - £210 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carmarthen to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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The distance between Carmarthen and Ireland is 171 miles.

The best way to get from Carmarthen to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9 h 20 min and costs £70 - £90.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from Carmarthen to Ireland, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Carmarthen to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Carmarthen to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 171 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

What companies run services between Carmarthen, Wales and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Carmarthen to Dublin. 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, then take the train to Pearse. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carmarthen to Dublin via Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, and Wexford, Wexford Station in around 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
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
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
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$156
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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