There are 5 ways to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llanelli

£93 - £147

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Fly, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Carmarthen

£68 - £166

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Train via Cardiff  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

£87 - £165

Bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Upper Bangor, Coleg Menai to Aberystwyth T2
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Carmarthen, Bus Station M7

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Carmarthen 150.5 miles

£25 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Carmarthen via Llanelli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Carmarthen is 102 miles. The road distance is 150.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen without a car is to train which takes 6h 57m and costs £90 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Carmarthen train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen is to train which takes 6h 57m and costs £90 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Holyhead to Carmarthen train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Llanelli station.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Carmarthen.
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  • Distance: 101.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 57m

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

Transport for Wales operates a train from Holyhead to Carmarthen once daily. Tickets cost £85 - £140 and the journey takes 5h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Carmarthen via Bangor (Gwynedd), Upper Bangor, Coleg Menai, and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 in around 7h 46m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Llanelli
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £140
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £140
First Anytime Day Single
£140 - £210
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £110
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £110
First Anytime Day Single
£110 - £170
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
First Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Bridgend to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £27
First Anytime Day Single
£28 - £45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £24
Advanced Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Train from Bridgend to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £21
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £45
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Bridgend to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £40
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Carmarthen, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Megabus UK

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Carmarthen is 150 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Holyhead to Carmarthen.

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Flybe offers flights from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Carmarthen. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Anglesey Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs £30 - £40.

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