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There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Carmarthen 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 via Cardiff Central  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen

$81 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Reading Town Centre, Station Road X40 - river rapids / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reading to Carmarthen National Express

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Carmarthen

$90 - $170

Bus, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station S6
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Carmarthen

$71 - $152

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Carmarthen 168.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Carmarthen is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Carmarthen is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates and arriving at Carmarthen via Reading Town Centre, Station Road and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Carmarthen. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Carmarthen via Didcot Parkway and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Carmarthen is 131 miles. The road distance is 168.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Carmarthen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs £60 - £140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Oxford to Carmarthen, including transfers.

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Oxford to Carmarthen bus services, operated by Thames Travel, depart from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates station.

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Oxford to Carmarthen train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Didcot Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Carmarthen is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs £60 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £17 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Carmarthen.
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  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Carmarthen via Didcot Parkway and Cardiff Central in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Carmarthen via Reading Town Centre, Station Road and Reading in around 7 h 19 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 Didcot Parkway to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Reading Town Centre, Station Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
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 Reading to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Carmarthen is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Oxford to Carmarthen.

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