Getting Here & Getting Around
By Road - Carmarthenshire has excellent road communications. You can drive along the M4 from London to Pont Abraham in less than 4 hours and it’s a short hop on the A48 to Carmarthen. The A40 cuts across the width of the county from Llandovery to Whitland. Carmarthenshire can be connected easily by the M5, M6, M42 and M50. So no matter what part of Britain you are travelling from it couldn’t be easier.
By Coach and Bus - Public transport systems to and in Carmarthenshire are excellent. National Express offers fantastic links to all major towns and cities and once you have arrived, there is an extensive bus service covering the whole area. For coach/bus travel information please contact:
National Enquiry Line: 0870 608 2608
National Express: 08705 808080
West Wales Rover Ticket
Carmarthenshire Bus Timetables
By Rail - Fast and frequent First Great Western services link London Paddington (3hrs) Wales and West provide direct and convenient services to Swansea from Manchester, Birmingham, Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo. There is a regular service to and from Swansea which calls at Llanelli, Burry Port, Kidwelly, Ferryside, Carmarthen and Whitland. In addition, Virgin Trains run a twice-daily service between the North East of England and Swansea (just 20minutes from Carmarthenshire) via Birmingham. Travelling by train couldn't be simpler. For rail information, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit:
Catch the train that meets the bus that takes you to the gardens - Minibus shuttle, with wheelchair access, between Llandeilo station, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Aberglasney Gardens and National Botanic Garden of Wales - April to October 2012, every Thursday.
The Heart of Wales Line - runs 120 miles from Swansea to Shrewsbury through some of Wales’ most attractive scenery. The line cuts up the eastern edge of the county through Ammanford, Llandybie, Llandeilo, Llangadog, Llanwrda, Llandovery, Cynghordy and on through to Powys.
Tel 01597 822053
My Train Ticket can provide you with excellent fares from London and indeed anywhere in the UK, as well as London underground and over 275 bus locations. Fares booked in advance often carry good discounts.
Tel 0906 203 0000
Sea - Swansea has a direct ferry link to Cork (sailing 6 times a week in the summer with a reduced autumn/winter schedule). Other sailings are available from Pembroke Dock and Fishguard to Rosslare. For details on sailing prices and times contact:
• Swansea Cork 01792 456116
• Irish Ferries Pembroke +44 (0) 8705 171717 www.irishferries.com
• Stena Sealink 08705 707070, group bookings of 10 or more travellers - 08705 204402 www.stenaline.co.uk
By Air - Cardiff International airport is just over 1 hour’s drive from Carmarthenshire. With a growing number of direct flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulles airport, Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast and many other connections from Europe available.
Swansea operates scheduled flights to Dublin, Cork and Jersey, with new major European destinations planned for this year. It is also suitable for small aircraft.
• Swansea Airport 01792 204063 www.swanseaairport.com
• Cardiff International Airport +44 (0) 1446 711111 www.cwlfly.com
• Pembrey Airport 01554 891534 www.pembreyairport.com
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