There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Dolgellau by train, bus or car

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  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth

$100 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 202
  2. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) T2

$49 - $53

3 alternative options

Train via Shrewsbury  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

$81 - $154

Train, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Carmarthen
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) T2

$82 - $135

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dolgellau 144.9 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dolgellau is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Dolgellau is to drive which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £23 - £35.

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The distance between Bristol and Dolgellau is 168 km. The road distance is 232 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Bristol to Dolgellau, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Dolgellau. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) via Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Bristol, England and Dolgellau, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Dolgellau via Birmingham New Street, Machynlleth, and Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) in around 6 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Dolgellau via Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) in around 7 h 54 min.

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 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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $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 Parkway to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
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 Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com

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