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.

Train times and prices

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

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Bus T1S runs direct from Swansea rail station to the Garden, Monday to Saturday at 1220, taking about 40 minutes. The bus back leaves at 1624.

  • Bus times from:
    Swansea Station (High Street)

From Carmarthen

*Bus 297 runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday only, at 1108 from Carmarthen station. The bus takes you right to the entrance, in just 20 minutes. Buses back leave at 1310 and 1625.

  • Bus times from:
    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 National Route 47, about 90-minutes ride from Carmarthen – plan your route on cyclestreets. Enjoy 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.

Handy Tips

A group of three or more can save 25% on the train with a Small Group Day ticket.

On Saturdays the T1S bus from Swansea is free of charge.

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

Visit car-free in 2019!