How to get from Manchester to Carmarthen

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Travel Information between Manchester and Carmarthen

distanceDistance141 miles (228 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £38
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 8 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £38 • 4 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a coach or train to travel 141 miles (228 km) from Manchester to Carmarthen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Carmarthen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Carmarthen

Travel to Carmarthen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Carmarthen.

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Carmarthen: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Carmarthen is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £24 compared to other travel options to Carmarthen:

A coach is £14 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Carmarthen costing on average £38.

The fastest way to get to Carmarthen from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 58 min.

There are alternative travel options to Carmarthen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 15 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 141 miles (228 km) from Manchester to Carmarthen.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Carmarthen is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Carmarthen as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Carmarthen:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Manchester to Carmarthen depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Carmarthen, Blue Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carmarthen.

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

  • National Express can take you to Carmarthen by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Carmarthen for £24.
  • Travel with Transport for Wales for trains to Carmarthen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transport for Wales Manchester to Carmarthen tickets on Omio for £38.
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Carmarthen don't make Carmarthen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Cardiff or Swansea, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Carmarthen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Carmarthen to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £24 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £38 one way on average.

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

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