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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Warrington  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park T3

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Train, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park T3

Bus, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11
  2. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park T3

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Bala Lake 283.1 miles

£40 - £65

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train, bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Ruabon
  4. Take the bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train, bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Ruabon
  3. Take the bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, bus  •  9h 48m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park

Glasgow to Bala Lake by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Bala Lake is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 287 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 40m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, Northern Rail and others, the Glasgow to Bala Lake service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park. Typically 56 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 9m
Fastest journey time:
5h 40m
Journey distance:
287 miles
Services per week:
56
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:26
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Bala Lake train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Bala Lake
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 48m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Bala Lake is 209 miles. The road distance is 283.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake without a car is to train and bus via Warrington which takes 7h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Bala Lake is 283 miles. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Glasgow to Bala Lake.

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Ryanair, Loganair, Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 216+ hotels available in Bala Lake. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Bala Lake.
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  • Distance: 208.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Bala Lake, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Bala Lake. However, you can take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Chester, take the train to Ruabon, take the walk to Ruabon, Station Road, then take the bus to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Bala Lake via Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central Loop Line, Chester, Chester, Railway Station, and Wrexham, Bus Station in around 8h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £130
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £650
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £40
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Lon, Werngoch Caravan Park
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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