There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Bala by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$43 - $57

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$28 - $36

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth

$55 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Bala 93.1 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bala is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Bala is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Bala. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) via Chester Bus Interchange, Chester, HQ and Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Bala is 78 miles. The road distance is 93.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bala without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Birmingham to Bala, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Bala bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bala is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Birmingham to Bala bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Bala is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to drive from Birmingham to Bala.

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  • Distance: 77.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Bala, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Birmingham to Bala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Bala via Chester, Chester Bus Interchange, Chester, HQ, and Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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