There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Dolgellau by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$99 - $149

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Bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) 202
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) 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

$52 - $56

2 alternative options

Bus via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T12

$68 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dolgellau 144.9 miles

$30 - $45

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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 costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Dolgellau. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Dolgellau is 105 miles. The road distance is 144.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Dolgellau without a car is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £75 - £120.

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

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Bristol to Dolgellau bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Dolgellau is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £39 - £43 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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Bristol to Dolgellau bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Dolgellau, Ffordd Arran Road (Dolgellau Depot) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Dolgellau is 145 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Bristol to Dolgellau.

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  • Distance: 105 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Dolgellau via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) in around 8 h 21 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 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
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 Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
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
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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