There are 5 ways to get from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway 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 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, Rhes Cambrian (Porthmadog Tesco) T2 / ...

$38 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T3
  2. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Porthmadog, Station (Porthmadog Railway Station) T2

$32 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 19 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

$34 - $66

Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog

$34 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway 70.5 miles

$15 - $22

What companies run services between Chester, England and Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway, Wales?

You can take a train from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway via Llandudno Junction, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwm (NatWest Bank), and Porthmadog, Station (Porthmadog Harbour FR Station) in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway via Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station), Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris), and Porthmadog, Station (Porthmadog Railway Station) in around 5 h 39 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Porthmadog, Rhes Cambrian (Porthmadog Tesco)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Porthmadog, Station (Porthmadog Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
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, Rhes Cambrian (Porthmadog Tesco)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chester and Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway is 88 km. The road distance is 113 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway is to drive which takes 1 h 27 min and costs £10 - £16.

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway. However, there are services departing from Chester, Grosvenor Street (Save the Children Shop) and arriving at Porthmadog, Station (Porthmadog Railway Station) via Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Chester to Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway, including transfers.

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