Pembrokeshire Travel & Transport

The transport system in the county of Pembrokeshire in Wales offers visitors a number of ways to get around from public transport such as buses and trains to using the road with car hire, coaches and ferries.

Local bus services in Pembrokeshire provide services to local towns and villages across the county, with a number of routes covering the county town of Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard. There are also a number of coastal bus routes along the Pembrokeshire coast to St David’s Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan, that includes wonderful coastal scenery.

Details of local bus services and timetables can be found at Pembrokeshire Bus

Trains in Pembrokeshire serve a number of routes across the county and to other areas. There are several mainline rail routes offering local and regional services. Lincoln Central Station has services to Manchester Piccadilly with a journey time of approx 4 hours 50 minutes. There are local services available to Milford Haven and other destinations in Wales including Carmarthen, Llanelli, Swansea and Cardiff Central.

There are no direct services to London from Haverfordwest station, there are services available to Newport station in South Wales and then onward to London Paddington, with a journey time of approx 4 hours 45 minutes.

Train services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales

Other railway stations in Pembrokeshire include Milford Haven, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Tenby and Clunderwen.

For more information please see National Rail Enquiries

Public Transport Safety Tips
Most journeys on public transport go ahead without incident, in order to minimise the chances of any incidents, passengers may wish to consider the following safety tips:

- Be aware of your belongings at all times.
- Do not leave your bags and belongings unattended at any time.
- Stay alert and aware of your environment and those around you.
- Do not show valuables including money and jewellery in public.
- If you are carrying a bag/handbag, ensure you use a bag that has a strong good quality strap and wear it across your shoulder (not on your shoulder), with the pockets closed facing towards your waist. Carrying the bag on your shoulder makes it much easier for criminals to snatch the bag or cut the strap.
- Be careful and cautious in crowds and beware of pickpockets, do not leave anything valuable showing in public including wallets in back trouser pockets.
- Sit in carriages with other passengers do not sit in carriages with no/fewer passengers.
- Try not to use smaller/isolated stations especially at night.
- When waiting for buses, trains, boats and taxis stand with other passengers in an area that is well lit, do not stand/wait in isolated areas.

There are a number of car hire firms in Pembrokeshire that offer car rental services for both short and longer term car hire offering a range of vehicles from small budget cars to family cars to larger mini-buses and luxury cars.

Pembrokeshire is connected to the road network via the A487 and A40. London to Haverfordwest by car via the M4, A48 and A40is a drive of approx 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes depending on traffic. Other major roads around the county include the A4076, A4077 and A478.

Parking in Haverfordwest town centre includes a number of pay and display and pay on exit car parks. Major car parks in and around the town centre include Castle Street, Dark Street, Dew Street, St Thomas Green, Bridgend Square, Swan Square and Union Hill.

Drivers should note there may be driving restrictions in and around the city and town centres. It is recommended visitors ensure they fully understand the local parking rules before parking and help avoid unnecessary fines and worry.

The port of Pembroke is located 10 miles south from Haverfordwest, there are regular ferry services between Rosslare in Ireland and Pembroke, the journey time is approx 4 hours. Ferry services are provided by Irish Ferries

Pembrokeshire is accessible by coach with regular coach services available to Pembrokeshire from London Victoria coach station; the journey time from London to Haverfordwest is approx 7 hours 15 minutes depending on the service, time of day & traffic. There are also services from London to Pembroke, Steynton for Milford Haven, Tenby and Neyland. Coach services are provided by National Express.

Megabus has services from London Victoria Coach Station to Pembroke Dock with journey time of approx 7 hours.

Whilst travelling by coach to Pembrokeshire is usually more time consuming than using rail and road, it is usually more cost effective.

Cardiff Airport is located approx a 2 hour to 2 hours 20 minutes drive (100 miles) from Haverfordwest offering good access to the Pembrokeshire region. The airport has domestic and international flights.

For more information on public transport in Pembrokeshire including information on local public transport services and timetables please see: Pembrokeshire Transport from Pembrokeshire County Council

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