Carmarthen travel guide

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You're Going to Love Carmarthen

With a population of 15.244, Carmarthen is a must-see destination in Wales, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Carmarthen

If you’re looking for affordable options, Lolfa (2 Mansel Street) and The Warren (11 Mansel Street) are great picks.

When to visit Carmarthen

Carmarthen in January
Estimated hotel price
€69
1 night at 3-star hotel
Carmarthen in January
Estimated hotel price
€69
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Carmarthen

Plane

Although Carmarthen doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 84 km from Carmarthen.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Carmarthen, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Carmarthen to London takes 2h 42m and costs around €84 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about €176 for a 5h 20m trip. The train station in Carmarthen is called Carmarthen, and is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Carmarthen is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 291 km from Carmarthen. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Carmarthen, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Carmarthen takes 354 km and will cost you around €34. From London, the ticket costs about €23 for a journey of 386 km.

Plane

Although Carmarthen doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cardiff Airport (CWL), which is located 84 km from Carmarthen.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Carmarthen, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Carmarthen to London takes 2h 42m and costs around €84 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about €176 for a 5h 20m trip. The train station in Carmarthen is called Carmarthen, and is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Carmarthen is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 291 km from Carmarthen. You’ll find branches of DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Carmarthen, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Carmarthen takes 354 km and will cost you around €34. From London, the ticket costs about €23 for a journey of 386 km.

Airports near Carmarthen

Airlines serving Carmarthen

KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,400 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,439 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,449 reviews)
GOL
Good (681 reviews)
Vueling
Good (815 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (490 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (89 reviews)
Corendon Airlines
Okay (12 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (101 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Carmarthen

Average rates range from around €82 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €160 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Carmarthen

Most booked hotels in Carmarthen

Spilman Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
€113+
Boars Head Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
€77+

Hiring a car in Carmarthen

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Carmarthen (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Carmarthen is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Opel Astra or similar) is, on average, 57% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Carmarthen (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Carmarthen is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Opel Astra or similar) is, on average, 57% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.