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There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Carmarthen

$56 - $148

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Swansea Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Carmarthen National Express

$19 - $26

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
  3. Take the train from Swansea to Carmarthen

$74 - $167

Bus, night train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station 33
  2. Take the night train from Hereford to Carmarthen

$59 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Carmarthen 131 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Carmarthen via Swansea Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Carmarthen via Newport (S Wales). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Carmarthen is 96 miles. The road distance is 131 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs £40 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen, including transfers.

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

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Cheltenham to Carmarthen train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen is to train which takes 4 h and costs £40 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Carmarthen, Wales?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Carmarthen via Newport (S Wales) in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Carmarthen via Swansea Bus Station in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Swansea to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
First Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
Night train from Hereford to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Swansea to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Bus operators
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 Cheltenham to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Carmarthen is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Cheltenham to Carmarthen.

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