How to travel from Cardiff to Carmarthen

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from Cardiff to Carmarthen

You can get from Cardiff to Carmarthen by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cardiff to Carmarthen on Aug 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h05 06:20PMCarmarthen, Blue Street
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04:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h05 06:20PMCarmarthen, Blue Street
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11:14AMCardiff Central1h50 01:04PMCarmarthen
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141One-way
09:53AMCardiff Central2h06 11:59AMCarmarthen
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12:04PMCardiff Central1h44 01:48PMCarmarthen
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Travel Information between Cardiff and Carmarthen

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€14) • 1 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€14) • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) between Cardiff and Carmarthen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Carmarthen.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Carmarthen from Cardiff. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cardiff and Carmarthen is by taking a train with an average price of $15 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Carmarthen:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Cardiff to Carmarthen costing on average $16 (€15).

The fastest way to get to Carmarthen from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 44 min.

Other travel options to Carmarthen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Carmarthen by bus can take on average 2 h.

You should expect to travel around 55 miles (88 km) between Cardiff and Carmarthen.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Carmarthen is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cardiff to Carmarthen as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Carmarthen:

  • Buses from Cardiff to Carmarthen most often leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Carmarthen, Blue Street.
  • Trains from Cardiff to Carmarthen most often leave from Cardiff Central and arrive in Carmarthen.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Carmarthen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Carmarthen by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Cardiff to Carmarthen for $16 (€15).
  • Transport for Wales can get you to Carmarthen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Transport for Wales from Cardiff to Carmarthen for $15 (€14) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Carmarthen with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with Transport for Wales with 18 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Carmarthen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Carmarthen from Cardiff.

Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Carmarthen often also extend their vacation to go to London, Swansea or Bristol. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Carmarthen and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Cardiff to Carmarthen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€15) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $15 (€14) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cardiff to Carmarthen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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