Getting Here from There
If you arrive at The Old School Hostel, Trefin on foot, by bike or by public transport you will receive a discount in shared accommodation and single rooms.
Sustrans Route 4, The Celtic Trail, passes through Trefin. Secure cycle storage is available at The Old School Hostel.
By Bus from the mid Wales Coast:
From Aberystwyth change at Cardigan and Fishguard for Trefin. We suggest the 13.35 departure (No. 550) which will get you to Trefin at 18.20.
All times are Monday to Friday and most apply on Saturday too. We've done our best to check that they are correct but please don't sue us if they're not. Give us a call if you need further help - we've got various timetables to hand, and see our links page for train, coach, bus and taxi companies contact details.
There is now an excellent direct service every 2 hours from Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea to Haverfordwest. £30 return from Manchester if booked in advance with good availability. The connections by bus on to us aren't brilliant but do offer the opportunity of a visit to a nice riverside pub in Haverfordwest. We would suggest the 08.28 from Manchester due 14.28. Have a drink at the Bristol Trader or pick up supplies in the shops and catch the 16.00 bus (No.411) from the bus station in the centre of town direct to Trefin. It arrives at 17.20.
From London Paddington you will need to change at Cardiff or Swansea. The 09.45, changing at Cardiff connects into the above mentioned train and pub and bus.
There are also two boat trains a day to Fishguard. The 10.55 from Cardiff (07.45 connecting service from London Paddington) arrives Fishguard Harbour 13.11 and there is a 13.47 bus (No. 411) from nearby Goodwick Harbour Garage (next to the Parrog Café) due Trefin 14.13. The night boat train arrives Fishguard Harbour at 01.23. A friend has travelled here on that train, watched the ferry depart and waited for first light on the longest day before heading off on the coast path. He recommends it but is a little barmy.
There are daily long distance National Express coaches from various towns and cities direct to Haverfordwest. The No.528 coach at 10am from Blackpool (another popular holiday spot that, like Trefin has unfortunately lost out on its bid to become the super casino capital of the UK) calls at Preston, Manchester, Birmingham and stops at various towns in South Wales including Carmarthen. Unfortunately it doesn't arrive at Haverfordwest until 9pm and there are no forward bus connections. See the links page for local taxi numbers.
The No. 508 direct service from London Victoria coach station departs at 12 noon, calls at Reading then is non stop to Chepstow. It then calls at various towns in South Wales including Carmarthen and arrives Haverfordwest at 19.05. The No. 411 bus departs Haverfordwest bus station at 19.55 due St. David's 20.34. We're about 7 miles from St. David's. See the links page for local taxi numbers.
From the M4 take the A48 dual carriageway to Carmarthen, then the A40 bypassing Haverfordwest. Continue to Letterston, (great sit down fish and chip shop called 'Something's Cooking on the right) and in the centre of the village turn left onto the B4331. After about 5 miles turn left again onto the A487. After about 2.5 miles, just after the petrol station on your left and the yellow painted Square and Compass pub on your right, turn right signposted Trefin. It's about 1 mile to the village. Immediately after the pink house turn right into our car-park. Reception opens at 5pm by the way.