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There are 4 ways to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road

£42 - £110

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Bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£9 - £12

2 alternative options

Train via Manchester Victoria  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Victoria

£39 - £109

Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester 103.2 miles

£15 - £23

Caernarfon to Greater Manchester by bus and train

The journey time between Caernarfon and Greater Manchester is around 4h 22m and covers a distance of around 111 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 5m. Operated by Lloyd's Coaches, Arriva Cymru, Clynnog & Trefor Motor C and others, the Caernarfon to Greater Manchester service departs from Caernarfon, Turf Square and arrives in Moss Side, Maine Road. Typically 68 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 22m
Fastest journey time:
3h 5m
Services per week:
68
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:35
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Caernarfon to Greater Manchester bus and train schedules

Caernarfon → Greater Manchester
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The cost-effective way to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester is to bus, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon, Turf Square and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Road via Bangor, Gwynedd and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Greater Manchester is 88 miles. The road distance is 103.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Caernarfon to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bangor, Gwynedd station.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £40 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 5h 49m.

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Caernarfon to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Greater Manchester is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester.

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Map of how to get from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Caernarfon, Wales and Greater Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Caernarfon to Greater Manchester via Bangor, Railway Station J, Bangor (Gwynedd), Chester, Manchester Oxford Road, and Manchester City Centre, Oxford Road Station in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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