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18th April 2014

Train and Rail Travel To Cardigan Bay

The Rough Guide to Wales

From London First Great Western run an hourly service from London Paddington to Swansea with a connection to Carmarthen, journey time 4 hours.

Buses taxis and car hire are readily available at Carmarthen station to bring you to your accommodation.
Ask your accommodation provider for details.

For Aberystwyth travel from London Euston via Birmingham.
Journey time about 5 hours.
Again a delightful train journey with some lovely views particularly from Machynlleth along the Dyfi estuary.

Buses taxis and car hire are readily available at Aberystwyth station to bring you to your accommodation.
Ask your accommodation provider for details.

Traveller's Tips

A few trains are straight through to Carmarthen
Check when booking.

Apex fares are available if you book 7 days in advance.

The views of the Tywi estuary between Swansea and Carmarthen are stunning. Look out for the herons fishing on the banks of the river. From Birmingham

There is a regular service every two hours to Aberystwyth. Again a delightful train journey with some lovely views particularly from Machynlleth along the Dyfi estuary.

From Manchester There is a regular service to Aberystwyth. Change at Shrewsbury.

Eurostar services from Paris, Lille and Brussels arrive at London Waterloo. There is a direct service from Waterloo to Carmarthen.
It takes 5 hours but is a very pleasant journey through southern England and Wales.

For Euston
use the Underground Northern Line.

For Paddington
use the Jubilee line to Baker Street and then the Circle line to Paddington.

For full details and online booking: Please visit www.thetrainline.com 0870 010 1296

or see National Rail Enquiries