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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) X19
  3. Take the bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) 3B / ...

$32 - $62

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Bangor (Gwynedd)  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana) T2 / ...

$36 - $70

Train, bus via Blaenau Ffestiniog  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
  3. Take the bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) 3B / ...

$32 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Porthmadog 70.2 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chester and Porthmadog is 55 miles. The road distance is 70.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Porthmadog without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Chester to Porthmadog, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Porthmadog is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Chester to Porthmadog.

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There are 774+ hotels available in Porthmadog. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Porthmadog.
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  • Distance: 54.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

There is no direct connection from Chester to Porthmadog. However, you can take the train to Llandudno Junction, take the walk to Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station), take the bus to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station), then take the bus to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chester to Porthmadog via Bangor (Gwynedd) and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 3 h 19 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $50
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Llew Jones Coaches
Phone
+44 1492 640320
Email
info@llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Website
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Station (Blaenau Ffestiniog Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
John's Coaches
Phone
+44 1766 831781
Bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Queen`s Hotel (Queen`s Hotel PH) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Australia (Y Gestiana)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk

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