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Llanelli’s closest major airport is Cardiff Airport, some 40 miles to the south in Rhoose. Regular train services run between the airport and Llanelli, and regular buses run via the nearby city of Cardiff.
Cardiff Airport is a busy international airport, and offers flights to and from a wide selection of domestic and international destinations. The airport complex has every amenity the traveller might need, from ATMs and places to exchange currency, to a children’s play area, tourist information kiosks, car rental desks and places to buy and consume refreshments.
More than 11 airlines fly to Cardiff Airport, with international flights to and from Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, Egypt, France and Malta. International flights to Germany, Italy, Turkey and Jersey are due to begin in 2015, as are domestic flights to Anglesea and Jersey.
The busiest routes to Cardiff Airport from the UK are from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast and Newcastle airports, while the busiest international routes are from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Dublin in Ireland and Mallorca in Spain.
There is plenty to see and do at any time of year in Llanelli, but if you wish to spend a lot of time exploring the beaches and the great outdoors, the best time is undoubtedly between spring and autumn.
The town really comes alive during some of the many events and festivals. Visit in August to sample the delights of the Llanelli Beer Festival or to let your hair down at the Llanelli Big Day Out music festival. If you plan your stay for November you can get into the Christmas spirit early with the Llanelli Christmas Carnival.
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport is the closest rail station to Cardiff Airport, and a regular shuttle bus service runs between the airport terminal and the station, with the journey taking about 10 minutes. The journey from Rhoose to Llanelli station takes approximately two hours.
To get from the airport to Llanelli by bus or coach, you are best advised to take the hourly bus from the airport to Cardiff Central bus station. From there you can take a coach to Swansea, the journey taking about an hour. From Swansea you can catch a local bus or coach to Llanelli, which takes about 30 minutes.
It takes a little over an hour to drive from Cardiff Airport to Llanelli. The M4 motorway is only about 10 miles from the airport, and can be reached by travelling along the A4226 and A48. Leave the motorway at junction 48 and take the A4138 to Llanelli. If you pre-arrange your car hire with Expedia you can save yourself a lot of time and effort and be in Llanelli very shortly after your flight touches down, and once there you will be able to travel around the stunning Carmarthenshire countryside with ease.