Carmarthen Beach

Trains to Carmarthen


The oldest town in Wales and the supposed birthplace of Merlin, the former Wales capital had been recorded by the Greek mathematician, geographer, astronomer and astrologist, Ptolemy. Also part of the Antonine Itinerary, a register of stations and roads from what appeared to be a survey carried out by Augustus, under the Roman Empire. 

Today the town maintains a lot of its history with a number of castles and ancient sites still standing, as well as a lovely park and a variety of museums and galleries to explore.

Popular Routes to Carmarthen


The station is close to the town centre and has facilities to make your journey in and out comfortable. There is step-free access available as well as toilets, shops, newsagent and a cafe.

The most popular routes to and from Carmarthen operate from the following stations:



Average Travel Time*



4 h 18 min



2 h 52 min



5 h 21 min



10 h 59 min



7 h 58 min



5 h 16 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Carmarthen


Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Veterans Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

What to do in Carmarthen


Carmarthen Museum is set in a 13th-century house bordered by a lake. It houses various collections that are significant to Wales and its histories such as furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries, portraits and more.

For those who like to shop, King Street in Old Town Carmarthen offers a great selection of independent shops ranging from gifts and homeware, to clothing. For the more well-known clothing brands, St Catherine’s Walk is the place to go.

Carmarthen Park is a lovely green space close to the town centre and is perfect to set yourself down to relax, or even get active with the outdoor gym equipment. The park is also great for those with kids in tow, with a play area for toddlers and play equipment for older kids. 

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Last updated:   11 October 2021