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There are 4 ways to get from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn by train, bus or car

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, line 460 bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
  4. Take the line 460 bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station to Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market 460

£75 - £314

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to Swansea City Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station O to Carmarthen, Bus Station X11 / ...

£21 - £29

2 alternative options

Train, line 460 bus via Taunton  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
  4. Take the line 460 bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station to Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market 460

£74 - £208

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn 188.7 miles

£29 - £45

Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Newcastle Emlyn is around 7h 57m and covers a distance of around 215 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 18m. Operated by CrossCountry, First Great Western Service, Transport for Wales and others, the Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market. Typically 46 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 57m
Fastest journey time:
5h 18m
Journey distance:
215 miles
Services per week:
46
Cheapest price:
£86
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
22:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn train, walk and bus schedules

Exeter → Newcastle Emlyn
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn is to bus which costs £21 - £30 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market via Bristol City Centre, Swansea, Bus Station O and Carmarthen, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Exeter and Newcastle Emlyn is 100 miles. The road distance is 188.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn without a car is to train and line 460 bus which takes 6h 45m and costs £75 - £320.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn, including transfers.

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Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn bus services, operated by First Cymru, arrive at Carmarthen, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn.

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  • Distance: 100.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales?

You can take a bus from Exeter to Newcastle Emlyn via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Bristol City Centre, Swansea, Bus Station O, and Carmarthen, Bus Station in around 9h 15m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station to Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Richards Bros
Bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station to Newcastle Emlyn, Cattle Market
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Richards Bros
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 Exeter Sidwell St to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to Swansea City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
First Cymru
Phone
+44 1792 57 22 55
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station O to Carmarthen, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First Cymru
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station C to Carmarthen, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
New Adventure Travel

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