There are 6 ways to get from Bath to Caernarfon by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$110 - $265

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$33 - $46

4 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$104 - $162

Train, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH) T2

$91 - $113

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Caernarfon 229.1 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)

$65 - $167

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bath to Caernarfon is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Caernarfon is to drive which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £35 - £55.

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The distance between Bath and Caernarfon is 235 km. The road distance is 367 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Bath to Caernarfon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Caernarfon. However, there are services departing from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via Bristol, Birmingham and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Bath, England and Caernarfon, Wales?

You can take a train from Bath to Caernarfon via Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Bangor (Gwynedd), and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bath to Caernarfon via Bristol, Bus Station, Bristol, Birmingham, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Efco
Phone
01407 721111
Email
Mail@EifionsCoaches.co.uk
Website
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk

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