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There are 3 ways to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen by train or car

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

$56 - $139

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 3 min

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

$76 - $162

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Carmarthen 131 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 9 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 train from Cheltenham to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Carmarthen via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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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 3 h 37 min and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Cheltenham to Carmarthen, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Carmarthen train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa 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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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Carmarthen via Cardiff Central in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110

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