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

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  5 h 31 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)

$153 - $282

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Bus  •  11 h 47 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 Llandudno Junction National Express

$39 - $47

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Stafford
  2. Take the train from Stafford to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$127 - $199

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 47 min

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

$95 - $175

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Snowdonia 205.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Snowdonia is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 11 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Snowdonia is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Snowdonia. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) and Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Snowdonia is 130 miles. The road distance is 205.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Snowdonia without a car is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs £110 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Bristol to Snowdonia, including transfers.

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Bristol to Snowdonia bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Snowdonia is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs £110 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 11 h 47 min.

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Bristol to Snowdonia bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Llandudno Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Snowdonia is 206 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Bristol to Snowdonia.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Snowdonia.
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  • Distance: 129.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Snowdonia via Birmingham New Street, Crewe, and Bangor (Gwynedd) in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Snowdonia via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Llandudno Junction, Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station), Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre), and Gwastadnant, Cae Perthi in around 11 h 47 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 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
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
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Stafford
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
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 Stafford to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
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
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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