There are 5 ways to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl by train, bus, taxi, 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, bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2 / ...

$28 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Carmarthen to Bridgend National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Porthcawl, John Street 63 / ...

$9 - $23

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carmarthen to Porthcawl 45.3 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Porthcawl 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from Carmarthen to Porthcawl 45.3 miles

$100 - $140

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

You can take a bus from Carmarthen to Porthcawl via Bridgend and Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) in around 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
First
Bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Porthcawl, John Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Derwen, Sarn Sainsbury to Porthcawl, John Street
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Carmarthen to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$80 - $110
uberX
$100 - $140
uberXL
$120 - $180
uberEXEC
$130 - $180
Taxi from Carmarthen to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Andy's Taxis
Phone
+44 1554 741373
Matts Taxis Llanelli
Phone
+44 1554 757757

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Carmarthen to Porthcawl?

The distance between Carmarthen and Porthcawl is 59 km. The road distance is 72 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl?

The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl?

The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl is to taxi which takes 47 min and costs £120 - £150.

Is there a direct bus between Carmarthen and Porthcawl?

No, there is no direct bus from Carmarthen to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Porthcawl, John Street via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl?

It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Carmarthen to Porthcawl, including transfers.