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Travel to Wales


Tips for getting to and from South West Wales


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By Road:
Travelling to South West Wales by road is extremely straight forward as we only have one motorway, the M4. This road links South Wales with London and the journey can take 3-4 hours, depending on the time of day that choose to travel on.

The M4 stops shortly after Llanelli and turns into the A48, delays can occur here on, although nothing like the delays that occur on the way to the South West of England.

From Birmingham in the North and Exeter in the South, the M5 mortorway links to the M4. Travel from both of these destinations can take up to 3 hours to Pembrokeshire.

The M4 / M5 junction at Bristol can get very busy, especially on weekends and bank holidays.

For a detailed journey panner try: RAC Route Planner

By Train:
Travelling by train couldn't be simpler! There are direct trains from London Paddington to Cardiff and Swansea, through trains from both cities can be picked up to destinations. In Pembrokeshire there are three lines, one that heads north to Fishguard, one that heads to Haverfordwest and Milford Haven and a third that winds along the coast to Tenby and Pembroke.

For further details see: The Trainline

By Bus:
National Express runs coaches to many destinations in Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and Pembroke. For Further details see: National Express

If you are travelling on a budget, you may wish to explore Megabus, a cheaper alternative.

By Ferry:
The ferry services between South Wales and Ireland run from either Fishguard or Pembroke Dock and are very reliable.
From Fishguard: Stena Line operates a ferry taking 3 hours and 30 mins to Rosslare. during the summer months, they also operate a faster ferry that takes just 50 minutes!

From Pembroke Dock: Irish Ferries operates a ferry taking 3 hours and 45 mins to Rosslare.

The Swansea to Cork ferry has been suspended for the 2009 season but hopes to be back up and running for the 2010 season. For further information see: Swansea Cork Ferries


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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