Getting toNational Botanic Garden of Walescar-free

1 At a glance

  • Direct buses from Swansea and Carmarthen
  • Enjoy half price entry with your bus ticket!

2 Step-by-step

From Swansea

There are direct trains to Swansea from Cardiff, Bristol and beyond National Rail

From Swansea station it's a two-minute walk to the bus stop on the High Street - see map

The Trawscymru T1S runs direct from Swansea rail station to the Garden, Monday to Saturday at 1205, taking about 40 minutes. The bus back leaves at 1619.

  • Live bus times:
    Swansea Station (High Street)

From Carmarthen

Catch the 1108* bus from the railway station (No.297 run by Morris Travel). The bus takes about 20 minutes and goes right to the entrance. Buses back leave at 1310 and 1625*.

* There are currently no buses on Fridays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

  • Live bus times:
    Carmarthen Railway Station

About National Botanic Garden of Wales

Set in 568 acres of beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the National Botanic Garden of Wales boasts more than 8,000 plants from all over the world.

Highlights include: Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse - the largest single-span glasshouse on the planet - housing a top collection of Mediterranean plants. As well as themed gardens, a necklace of lakes, Butterfly House and Bird of Prey Centre.

  • County: Carmarthenshire
  • Address: Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN
  • Refreshments: licensed restaurant, cafes
  • Car-free offer: 50% off by train, bus or bike (based on full adult price)

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About National Botanic Garden of Wales

Set in 568 acres of beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the National Botanic Garden of Wales boasts more than 8,000 plants from all over the world.

Highlights include: Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse - the largest single-span glasshouse on the planet - housing a top collection of Mediterranean plants. As well as themed gardens, a necklace of lakes, Butterfly House and Bird of Prey Centre.

  • County: Carmarthenshire
  • Nearest town: Carmarthen
  • Refreshments: licensed restaurant, cafes
  • Car-free offer: 50% off by train, bus or bike (based on full adult price)
Bike routes

The Garden is on NCN Route 47, about 90 minutes cycle ride from Carmarthen. You can plan your route on cyclestreets. 50% off entry when you come by bike.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Carmarthen station, or you can book in advance with Chris Cars 01267 234438 or Paul’s Taxis 01267 612069. The fare is around £18.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount