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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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, Cwm (NatWest Bank) X19
  3. Take the bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwm (NatWest Bank) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) 3B / ...

$33 - $63

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Blaenau Ffestiniog  •  3 h 35 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, Cwm (NatWest Bank) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) 3B / ...

$32 - $68

2 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 - $71

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Porthmadog 70.2 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Porthmadog is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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

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

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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, Cwm (NatWest Bank), 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
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $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
$25 - $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, Cwm (NatWest Bank)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwm (NatWest Bank) 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
Website
bustimes.org.uk
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
Schedules at
John's Coaches
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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