Getting around Wales

Travelling to Wales couldn't be easier! We have great transport links with the rest of the UK and Ireland, however you want to travel.

Traveline Cymru

Traveline Cymru offers a one stop shop public transport information service for Wales including bus, coach and rail and can even help if you want to use your car, walk or cycle part of your journey.

Telephone helpline (7 am - 8 pm daily)
0800 464 0000

www.traveline.cymru

National Rail

For up to date railway travel information across the UK and into Wales, why not visit National Rail.

www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

Wales Way Road Trips

The Wales Way

The Wales Way is a new family of three national routes that lead you into the heart of real Wales.

  • The Coastal Way travels the west coast around Cardigan Bay, a 180-mile (290km) 
  • The Cambrian Way crosses the spine of Wales for 185 miles (300km)
  • The North Wales Way leads 75 miles (120km) past mighty North Wales' castles.

www.thewalesway.com

Rail

Train

Fast railway connections between London and Cardiff mean it is possible to travel in under two hours!

Travelling from Manchester? Its possible to be on the beach in Llandudno in just over two hours by train!

If you fancy the slower pace of life, then why not take one of the many scenic railways through Wales to your destination. Nothing rivals the stunning scenery that you will see from the window - sit back and enjoy!

Want to visualise your route before you arrive? Check out location of key railway stations in Wales to help you plan your travel.

Scenic Railway Lines in Wales 

Car

Car

Wales is connected by a number of major routes including the M4 motorway which provides links to South Wales, Cardiff and Swansea from southern England and London.

The A55 expressway is North Wales equivilent of the M4, and provides access to Anglesey, Snowdonia and the North Wales coastline from Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Explore Mid Wales on our scenic routes if you prefer a more relaxing journey into Wales including the A5, A458, A44 or the A40.

The Wales Way is a new family of three national road trail routes that lead you into the heart of real Wales.

Bus & Coach

Bus

Don't feel like you have to rely on your car! You'd be suprised of how many long distance coach routes there are in Wales.

Traws Cymru  -  www.trawscymru.info

Traws Cymru operate long distance bus routes across Wales - plan your bus journey and view details of day tickets and weekend savers options.

To find out more information about getting to Wales by bus, check out National Express or Megabus.

You can also check out Traveline Cymru's journey planner for in Wales bus times and useful 'Bus Stop and next bus' finder search by postcode

Ferry

Travelling from Ireland? 

You have a choice of two ferry providers travelling to 3 ports in Wales: Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock.

To book your Irish Sea Crossing, try Stena Line or Irish Ferries.

Air

Cardiff Airport is Wales' main international airport.

Other airports include; London Heathrow, Birmingham International which is 1.5 hrs from Mid Wales and Manchester International and Liverpool are only 45 minutes from North Wales.

Tours & Itineraries

Looking for a little inspiration for places to visit and things to do in Wales?

We've put together a few tours and short break itineraries to get you started.