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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path South

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Getting to and from Pembrokeshire  -  Amroth, Tenby, Pembroke and Milford Haven

The following is a summary of options – For all our Pembrokeshire Coast Path Walking Holidays we provide you with specific travel information to suit their itinerary including advice on how to book train tickets, reserve seats or arrange parking.

Arrival Options - Anyone not driving to the Coast Path will arrive on public transport via Kilgetty or Tenby for their first night’s stay. The nearest long distance bus and train stop to the start of The Pembrokeshire Coast path is the village of Kilgetty around 3 miles inland of Amroth and the start of the trail. There is a reasonable local bus service from Kilgetty to Amroth as well as the option of arranging a taxi or walking. 

For many arriving via the nearby medieval harbour town of Tenby is the better option.  This is one of the most fascinating stops on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and has its own bus and train station.  If you make this your arrival location you can stay here at the old harbour with all its facilities and restaurants. Regular buses then run out to Amroth the next morning for you to start the walk (or we can include a transfer).

Traveling to The Pemrokeshire Coast Path by train. Train Arrival -  Regular Trains run from London Paddington to Kilgetty and Tenby taking 4.5 to 5 hours usually changing at Cardiff or Swansea from where the train takes a stunning route along the coastline and Estuary of South Wales.

Train Departure –  From the end of this section, Trains run back to Cardiff, Bristol and London Paddington from Milford Haven taking 5 to 5.5 hours.  If you are finishing the section early at Angle or Pembroke it's 5 hours from the station at Pembroke

Travelling to The Welsh coastal path by plane.Air Travel Options - For those flying in there is a busy regional airport at Cardiff and from where you can reach Kilgetty and Tenby by train in only around 2.5 hours. International flights arrive from Paris, Dussledorf, Dublin and Amsterdam. 

From within the UK there are direct flights to Cardiff from London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Newcastle, Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Bristol airport also offers options with a journey of around 4 hours onto Pembrokeshire or you can fly to any of the London airports and take the train options listed above.

Travelling to he Pembrokeshire Coast Path by bus.Bus and Coach Options - National Express run a service twice a day as well as an overnight option from London Victoria which drops at Kilgetty (for Amroth) or Tenby. Travel time around 6.5 hours.

You can return by National Express Coach on the same service from Milford Haven or Pembroke

Driving to the Wales for a walking holiday.Arriving by car - There is a basic long stay Car Park at Amroth operated by Pembrokeshire National Park Authority – the more secure options are in Tenby where there are several options within the town.  There are also accommodation options at Kilgetty that can provide long stay parking options to those staying there at the start of the trip. 

At the other end both Milford Haven and Pembroke have long stay car parks.  To return to your car from Milford Haven with public transport takes around 2.5 hours to Amroth or 1.5 hours to Tenby. As an alternative we can arrange a private transfer taking around half this time.

If you are walking the full 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path route to St Dogmaels then returning to your car takes between 2.5 and 4 hours depending on the time of day you travel, though services out of season and on Sundays can be more of a problem. Its also possible for us to arrange a private transfer back to your car so please ask for prices - journey time door to door is only around 1 hour by road.

Travelling to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path by Ferry.Ferry from Ireland -   For those arriving from or returning to Ireland there is a direct Ferry crossing from Rosslare with Irish Ferries taking only 4 hours to arrive at Pembroke Dock right on The Pembrokeshire Coast Path.  If you are then heading to the start of the trail you can reach Kilgetty or Tenby by train or bus in under one hour.

When returning to the ferry from Milford Haven buses take only 40 minutes or we can provide a private transfer if you prefer.

Public Transport to Visit Pembrokeshire is liable to changes in service and options so please just contact us for the latest updates or for general help with working out how to arrive on The Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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