There are 7 ways to get from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle 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  •  5 h 47 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)

$106 - $223

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express

$31 - $41

5 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$97 - $172

Bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  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, Turf Square T2

$76 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle 216 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Bristol to Chester, train, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  2. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)

$142 - $291

Train to Cardiff, fly to Anglesey, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads 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)

$59 - $171

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Caernarfon Castle is 137 miles. The road distance is 216 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Caernarfon Castle station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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What companies run services between Bristol, England and Caernarfon Castle, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle via Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Bangor (Gwynedd), Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station), and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Caernarfon Castle via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bangor, Gwynedd, Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) in around 9 h 43 min.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
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 27 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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $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
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 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
Bus operators
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
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, Turf Square
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
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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