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There are 4 ways to get from Chester to Bala by bus, taxi, car or train

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Bus, taxi  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street to Ruthin, Town Hall X1
  2. Take a taxi from Ruthin, Town Hall to Bala

£60 - £80

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  54m

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Bala 41.7 miles

£110 - £140

Drive  •  54m

  1. Drive from Chester to Bala 41.7 miles

£6 - £10

Train, taxi  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Gobowen
  2. Take a taxi from Gobowen to Bala

£98 - £122

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Bala is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Bala is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 54m.

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The distance between Chester and Bala is 35 miles. The road distance is 41.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Bala without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1h 29m and costs £60 - £80.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Chester to Bala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Bala is 42 miles. It takes approximately 54m to drive from Chester to Bala.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Bala.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

What companies run services between Chester, England and Bala, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Chester to Bala. However, you can take the bus to Ruthin, Town Hall then take the taxi to Bala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Bala.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Gobowen
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
First Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Bus operators
H & H Coaches
Phone
01745 730700
Email
info@mandhcoaches.co.uk
Website
mandhcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street to Ruthin, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
H & H Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Ruthin, Town Hall to Bala
Ave. Duration
26m
Estimated price
£60 - £80

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