How To Get To North Wales

North Wales is easy to get to, by car, rail or air. North Wales rail links are good and it’s less than 3 hours by train from London Euston and only a couple of hours by car from Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham. By air, transfer times of less than two hours from Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon and Birmingham put North Wales within easy reach. If you’re planning a holiday in North Wales or a short break, our Coastal Holidays website has all the information just a click away.

By Car
Travelling to North Wales has never been easier – the A55 coastal Expressway links the region with the historic City of Chester, the North West of England and the motorway network – M56, M6, M53 and M54. For a leisurely drive and a more scenic route, follow the A5 from Chirk.

AA Information Service – Tel: 08705 500600
RAC Membership enquiries – Tel: 0800 550550

By Rail
Fast Virgin Trains services link London (Euston) with the popular coastal resorts of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl and serve the University town of Bangor and Holyhead, the gateway to Ireland.

From Crewe, Manchester and Warrington, Arriva Trains Wales services operate to Llandudno and Holyhead, and also on the Conwy Valley Line, providing a scenic journey between Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog, connecting into Ffestiniog Railway services to Porthmadog (Harbour). From Shrewsbury, Arriva Trains Wales also operate services to Machynlleth and the Cambrian Coast line to Barmouth, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Pwllheli.

Eurostar Service
National Train enquiries – Tel: 08457 48 49 50
Ffestiniog Railway train enquiries – Tel: 01766 512340

By Air

Anglesey Aiport – Tel: 01407 878056
Manchester Airport – Tel 0161 489 3000
Liverpool Airport – Tel 0151 288 4000
Birmingham Airport – Tel: 0121 767 5511

By Sea
Stena Line: Dublin & Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead – Tel: 08705 42 11 70
Irish Ferries: Dublin to Holyhead – Tel: 08705 171717
P&O – Tel: 0990 980980
DFDS Seaways – Tel: 08705 333000
Brittany Ferries – Tel: 08709 012400

A Ferry – Ferry bookings

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