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There are 3 ways to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 T1
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Porthmadog, Park T2

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Train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Carmarthen to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog

$114 - $174

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Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Carmarthen to Porthmadog 107 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carmarthen station to Porthmadog. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen, Railway Station and arriving at Porthmadog, Park via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carmarthen to Porthmadog. However, there are services departing from Carmarthen and arriving at Porthmadog via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 51 min.

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The distance between Carmarthen and Porthmadog is 75 miles. The road distance is 107 miles.

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog, including transfers.

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Carmarthen to Porthmadog bus services, operated by First, arrive at Carmarthen, Railway Station.

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

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The best way to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog is to bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £85 - £140 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Carmarthen to Porthmadog.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Carmarthen to Porthmadog via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carmarthen to Porthmadog via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth in around 8 h 51 min.

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Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Machynlleth to Porthmadog
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
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Carmarthen to Porthmadog bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Park station.

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Carmarthen to Porthmadog train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Porthmadog station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carmarthen to Porthmadog is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Carmarthen to Porthmadog.

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