There are 3 ways to get from Chester to Barmouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Barmouth

£60 - £86

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Flint to Bangor, Gwynedd National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bangor to Porthmadog T2

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Chester to Barmouth 69.7 miles

£12 - £18

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Barmouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Barmouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Barmouth. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Barmouth via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Chester and Barmouth is 59 miles. The road distance is 69.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Barmouth without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs £60 - £90.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Chester to Barmouth, including transfers.

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Chester to Barmouth train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Chester station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Barmouth is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs £60 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 21m.

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Chester to Barmouth train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Barmouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Barmouth is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Chester to Barmouth.

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  • Distance: 58.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

You can take a train from Chester to Barmouth via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth in around 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Barmouth via Flint, Flint, Bangor, Porthmadog, and Porthmadog in around 7h 21m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Machynlleth to Barmouth
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
tfw.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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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Flint to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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