There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Machynlleth by bus, train or car

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Bus New Adventure Travel  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) X28 / ...

$32

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Bus via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, St Mary's Church to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) X11
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1 / ...

$19 - $32

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Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Carmarthen
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1

$28 - $47

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

$73 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Machynlleth 86.3 miles

$18 - $27

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Machynlleth. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Machynlleth. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Machynlleth via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Machynlleth is 68 miles. The road distance is 86.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Machynlleth without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Swansea to Machynlleth, including transfers.

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Swansea to Machynlleth bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station).

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Swansea to Machynlleth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Machynlleth is to bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Swansea to Machynlleth bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH) station.

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Swansea to Machynlleth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Machynlleth station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Machynlleth.
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  • Distance: 67.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Machynlleth, Wales?

You can take a bus from Swansea to Machynlleth via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Swansea to Machynlleth via Shrewsbury in around 6 h 2 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Machynlleth, Clock (White Lion Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
First
Bus from Swansea, St Mary's Church to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
First

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Machynlleth is 86 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Swansea to Machynlleth.

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