Our address is: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN

Public Transport

It’s well worth using the bus (and/or the train) to visit the Garden as your ticket entitles you to half-price entry.

The Garden bus – the 279 – leaves Carmarthen bus station at 11.05am, picks up at Carmarthen Railway Station at 11.08, reaching the Garden at 11.30am. The return trip is 4.25pm, calling in again at the train station at 4.47 and back at the bus station for 4.50pm. There is an earlier bus back to Carmarthen, at 1.10pm

Here’s the 279 bus timetable The service is provided by Carmarthenshire County Council. There is no service on Fridays, Sundays or public holidays.

Half-price entry offer applies to the cost of a Full Adult Admission only – £9.75, concessionary rate is not applicable.

The Garden is not responsible for the any changes to the timetable on any given day.

Tours And Trips

Special Group visits. Also, there are a number of companies offering organised trips to the Garden and other attractions in west Wales, such as:-  Discover Wales with ease on a sightseeing day tour. Departures are daily from Cardiff city centre – all year round. For further information please contact: +44 (0) 2920 227 227 or visit our website www.seewales.com Explore the ancient land of Wales and meet its wonderful people, on a fully escorted day tour with wherewhenwales. Go to www.wherewhenwales.com

Driving To The National Botanic Garden

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is situated 10 mins from the M4 and two minutes from the A48 in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, midway between Cross Hands and Carmarthen. For Satnav users, our postcode is SA32 8HN.

Journey Times
Midlands 3 hours
Bristol 1 ½ hours
Cardiff 55 mins
Swansea 30 minutes

Driving from Swansea

Take the M4 west towards Carmarthen and Pont Abraham services. At the services take the A48 towards Carmarthen. Take the third exit at the Crosshands roundabout, remaining on the A48. After about 4 miles there is a slip road signposted B4310 to Nantgaredig. It has a brown leisure sign for National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Driving from Carmarthen

Take the A48 towards Swansea and the M4. After approximately 8 miles, take a slip road signposted B4310 (Nantgaredig). It has a brown leisure sign for the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Click on this map if you want to to enlarge it. You can also download a printable version by clicking here.


Anyone who cycles to the Garden can, on handing over bicycle clips and helmets for safe keeping,  gets into the Garden  for half price. The Carmarthen-Llanelli loop of National Cycle Network route 47, goes past the entrance to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.  Known as the Celtic Trail, you can find out more about it by clicking here. If you don’t feel you’ve got enough time to spend the day in the Botanic Garden, our Gatehouse cafe (which doesn’t require an admission fee to use) offers a lovely refreshment break and free wi-fi.


Phone number Fares to Carmarthen Train Station Fares to Llandeilo Train Station Fares to Swansea Train Station Fares to Neath Train Station
Eifion’s Taxis (Cross Hands) 01269 831999 £16 £17 £30 £35
Cross Taxis (Cross Hands) 01269 841200 £12-£15 £20 £35 £35-£40
Chris Cars (Carmarthen) 01267 234438 £18 £22/£24 £35 if booked through us, £50 if not £45 if booked through us, £55 if not